Deferred Enforced Departure

Immigration law firm in CambridgeAn attorney with an immigration law firm in Woburn can assist individuals who are seeking to stay in the U.S. legally. One way this may be achieved is through Deferred Enforced Departure (DED).

Qualifying under DED

The qualifications for being allowed to remain in the U.S. under DED are stringent and very limited. In fact, only the President of the United States can make this determination for a group, and generally this is done very rarely. However, like Temporary Protected Status, a person must be in the U.S. at the time he applies, and his country must be involved in some form of political or civil upheaval. Liberia is the only country currently designated.

Somewhat similar to DED is Deferred Action. An immigration law firm in Woburn can help you determine if you qualify under this provision. Deferred Action is a status given by President Obama to undocumented immigrants who are under age 30. To qualify under Deferred Action, a person must have been brought to the U.S. at a young age, and not have any disqualifying criminal or legal actions against him. Deferred Action is granted for two years at a time, and allows the grantee the right to apply for employment authorization.

For Legal Assistance

Under very limited circumstances a person may be able to remain in the U.S. under Deferred Enforced Departure. For more information, contact Ionson Law, an Immigration law firm in Woburn: (781) 674-2562.

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