Previously Pending Deferral Requests to be Re-opened

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it will reopen non-military deferred action cases that were pending on August 7.  Letters will be sent this week re-opening all cases that were pending on August 7.

Previously Pending Deferral Requests to be Re-opened

This move offers those affected a relief from deportation, after the announcement  to end deferment requests prompted concerns among undocumented families, some of whom are seeking relief for medical issues.

On August 7, USCIS stopped its consideration of deferred action for non-military requestors. At that time, USCIS sent out letters informing those who had requested deferred action that USCIS was no longer accepting such requests.

Deferred action is a discretionary determination to defer the deportation of an individual who is illegally present in the United States as an act of prosecutorial discretion on a case-by-case basis.  Those denied requests that were pending on August 7 did not have removal orders pending, and have not been targeted for deportation.

Deferred action related to military members and DACA was not affected by the August 7 action, and consideration of such cases is ongoing