Immigration Enforcement and Deferred Action

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Since the announcement of the new “deferred action” policy by President Obama on June 15, many questions have been raised about what the policy is and how it will be implemented.

On this blog, we will attempt to answer some of those questions for you in the days and weeks ahead with information provided by the White House and the Department of Homeland Security.

One basic question pertains to those who are about to be removed by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (“ICE”): “What can I do to insure that my case for deferred action is reviewed prior to my deportation?”

If you are in that situation you can call an attorney, or you can contact the Law Enforcement Support Center hotline at 1-855-448-6903, which is staffed 24 hours per day, seven days a week.

You can also call the ICE Office of the Public Advocate through the ICE hotline at 1-888351-4024 (staffed from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ).

ICE will offer deferred action for a period of 2 years, subject to renewal, for those individuals already in removal proceedings who meet the eligibility criteria for deferred action.

We generally do not handle deportation matters, but if you are in need of legal assistance with another immigration matter, do not hesitate to contact our office at (847) 564-0712 to speak with a qualified attorney. You can also check out our immigration law Website for more information about how we might assist you.