Deferred Action - What Approval Means for Your Future
On June 15, 2012 President Obama announced that the U.S. Government would stop deporting certain
undocumented immigrants. This announcement opened a gateway for many young high school
graduates and college students to get jobs and continue their education in the United States. The new
policy implemented many of the DREAM Act policies that Congress has been debating since 2001, and
will allow undocumented people 30 years old and younger who entered the United States when they
were 15 years old and younger, and who are students, high school graduates, or GED recipients, to apply
for work authorization in the United States. For a full explanation of qualification requirements, please
This opportunity for many young people in the United States to receive work authorization means that
these DREAMers can now obtain a social security card, a job, and a more secure life in the United States.
Qualifying individuals can now go to school and apply for scholarships that require a social security
number. They can also apply for a driver’s license in states that require work authorization documents
to do so.
This change in immigration policy affects all employers in the country. Previously, employers may have
known a young person that they couldn’t hire due to their legal status or unlawfully employed a young
person who didn’t have work authorization. Employers can help change this situation by supporting
current employees or job applicants through the Deferred Action process. This new policy allows
employers to find the best possible employees from a larger pool of educated, bicultural, and often
bilingual job applicants.
This policy change has already changed the future of America. How it changes your future and the future
of your business will depend on how you use it. Don't delay. If you are young, educated, and ambitious,
but don't have legal status in the United States, see if you qualify for Deferred Action. If you are an
employer, support this policy change and spread the word among those who may qualify. One of these
new workers may be your next ace employee.
About the Author:
The Lozano Law Firm provides San Antonio and San Angelo TX deferred action immigration help to
qualified immigrants. For more information please call 210-932-3600 or visit