Deferred Action “Amnesty” for Young People Has Complicated Instructions

In true government fashion, the new deferred action program has 9 pages of instructions on how to fill out the form and how to be qualified. It reminds me of reading the instructions to tax forms, although in this situation, the immigration service uses a larger font than the IRS, making the instructions more reader friendly. Either way, if an applicant has any issues or does not have lots of documents, they may have difficulty proving they are entitled to deferred action and the work permit that comes with it.


About the author: Bruce Coane is an attorney who specializes in labor and employment law and immigration law, with offices in Florida and Texas. He may be reached at, 713-850-0066 or 305-538-6800.