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Deferred Action


Since the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced a temporary relief against potential deportation for certain young immigrants, Varnum immigration attorneys have helped dozens of clients determine if deferred action is their best course of action. Advising clients on the appropriateness of deferred action can be just as important as the actual process, as there are significant pros and cons to be considered.

As with all of our services, you may speak with a Varnum attorney to discuss costs prior to establishing a relationship.

To be considered for deferred action, an individual must

  • Be 15 to 30 years old
  • Have entered the U.S. under the age of 16
  • Have continuously resided in the U.S. for at least five years preceding June 15, 2012 and be present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012
  • Be currently enrolled in school, have graduated from high school, have obtained a GED certificate or be an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard or armed forces
  • Not be convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor offense, multiple misdemeanor offenses or otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety

With more than 130 years of legal experience, Varnum is well suited to be your trusted advisor. For more information, please contact either your Varnum attorney, or Yvonne Kupfermann at 616/336-6373 or

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