Immigration relief for certain undocumented children
Certain individuals who came to the U.S. when they were young children, and who do not present a risk to national security or public safety, can now be considered for relief from removal proceedings from the country. They are also eligible to apply for work authorization.
To qualify for the discretionary deferral, the individuals must be age thirty or younger; have come to the U.S. when they were under age sixteen; have continuously resided in the U.S. for the preceding five years; are currently in or have graduated from high school or its equivalent, or are honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. Coast Guard or Armed Forces; and have not been convicted of certain offenses or otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
For further information, see the USCIS press release.