Understanding the Criminal Bars to the Deferred Action Policy

06/29/2012
ILRC

The recently announced policy that will provide deferred action for individuals who meet criteria similar to the pending DREAM Act includes some crimes-related bars to eligibility. To understand more, read our summary below.

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Understanding the Criminal Bars to the Deferred Action Policy

In addition to a number of other requirements, to qualify for deferred action a person must not be convicted of a felony, a significant misdemeanor, or multiple misdemeanors, and not pose a threat to public safety or national security.