On August 7, USCIS quietly stopped considering all pending and future deferred action requests made be non-military members. As of September 2, USCIS will re-open and complete all requests that were pending on August 7. Deferred action allows for the government to defer deportation for people with a serious need, such as vital medical care. The federal government received criticism last month when it suddenly stopped the program for all pending and future requests, leaving many fearing that they could be deported and their children could die for lack of medical care.

– Weekly Immigration Briefing By Olivia Hester, Immigration Law Analyst at Docketwise.

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