Deferred Action Lawyer

Deferred Action Lawyer: Helping You Navigate Immigration Relief

At the Law Offices of Spektor, Spektor & Berman, we understand the importance of finding a legal path to remain in the United States. Deferred action is a vital immigration relief option that provides temporary protection from deportation and work authorization to eligible individuals. If you seek deferred action, our experienced immigration lawyers are here to assist you throughout the application process and renewals. With offices in New York City and Philadelphia, we are dedicated to providing professional help to individuals nationwide. Let us guide you through the complexities of deferred action and help you secure the relief you need.

What is Deferred Action?

Deferred action is a discretionary decision by immigration authorities to defer the deportation of an individual temporarily.  Here are some key points to understand about deferred action:

Purpose of deferred action

Deferred action is a temporary immigration relief that allows eligible individuals to remain in the United States without the fear of deportation for a specific period. It is a discretionary decision made by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to prioritize immigration enforcement resources.

Examples of deferred action programs

The two most well-known deferred action programs are the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS). DACA provides relief to certain undocumented individuals who arrived in the U.S. as children, while TPS grants temporary protection to individuals from designated countries facing significant instability or natural disasters.

Eligibility criteria for deferred action

Each deferred action program has specific eligibility criteria that must be met. These criteria typically include age, arrival date in the U.S., continuous residence, education or military service, and lack of certain disqualifying criminal convictions. It is important to consult with an experienced deferred action lawyer to determine your eligibility and assess your options.

Temporary relief from deportation, work authorization and permission to travel. 

If approved for deferred action, you will receive temporary relief from deportation for a specific period. In addition, you may be eligible to apply for work authorization, enabling you to legally work and support yourself or your family during the deferred action period. In certain cases you could also apply for an Advance Parole document that would allow you to travel outside of the U.S.

Why People Need a Deferred Action Lawyer

Navigating the deferred action process can be complex and overwhelming. Here’s why hiring a skilled deferred action lawyer is crucial:

Assistance with the initial deferred action application process

Applying for deferred action requires careful preparation, gathering supporting documentation, and submitting the application correctly. A deferred action lawyer will guide you through each step, ensuring that your application is complete, accurate, and presents a strong case for eligibility. Deferred Action applications usually have deadlines and cut off dates, which means it’s very important that you comply with the requirements and get everything done by the required date or your application could be denied or rejected. 

Help with renewals and maintaining deferred action status

Deferred action is not permanent and must be renewed at specified intervals. A deferred action lawyer will assist you with timely renewals, ensuring the continuity of your protected status. They will keep track of renewal deadlines, gather necessary documentation, and navigate any changes in the renewal process.

Resolving issues and complications that may arise during the process

The deferred action process may encounter various challenges, such as requests for evidence, a notice of intent to deny, or denials. A skilled lawyer will help address these issues, respond to requests for additional evidence, and craft persuasive arguments to overcome any obstacles in the application or renewal process.

Representation in interactions with immigration agencies

If you need to interact with immigration agencies regarding your deferred action status, having a lawyer by your side provides essential support. They will represent your interests, communicate with immigration officials on your behalf, and ensure your rights are protected.

Deferred Action Lawyers Offer Assistance for Immigration Cases

The saddest cases that we see in our practice are cases where we know we could have helped and fixed the person’s status if only the immigrant talked to us or consulted with us before it was too late. Securing deferred action status is a significant step towards protecting your presence in the United States. Hiring a skilled deferred action lawyer is crucial to navigating the challenges, ensuring a strong application, and increasing your chances of success.

At the Law Offices of Spektor, Spektor & Berman, we have a team of experienced immigration attorneys dedicated to providing personalized attention and effective representation to each client. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation and discuss your deferred action case.

To reach us, you can drop us a line or call us. Our telephone number in New York City is (646) 859-0205, and in Philadelphia, please dial (215) 323-6845.

Talk to us, and we will take the time to understand your situation and design the best strategy for your individual case. You deserve the highest level of legal representation, and our knowledgeable attorneys are here to guide you through the deferred action process.

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