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Deferred Enforced Departure

Understanding Deferred Enforced Deportation

If you think you or a loved one may be eligible for Deferred Enforced Deportation (DED), we encourage you to contact the attorneys at Gillsville Law today. Our extensive knowledge in immigration law enables us to work effectively through the complex rules and regulations established by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Our legal experts will:

  • Assist in acquiring all the necessary documents for DED eligibility and complete the appropriate forms
  • Handle the filing process for consideration of Deferred Enforced Departure and set you on the path to approval

What is Deferred Enforced Deportation?

The federal executive branch has the ability to enforce certain forms of prosecutorial discretion—meaning they can review and decide individual and civil cases. When it comes to deportation decisions, this means that President Obama and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have the authority to look at individual cases of immigrants and accept or reject applicants based on DHS requirements or even interfere with cases where immigrants are already in removal proceedings. A few important things to know: 

  • President Obama issued an executive order in June 2012 to stop deportations for many young illegal immigrants in all states and provide them with work permits and protection for two years, with the possibility of renewal. This policy has an undisclosed window of opportunity.
  • In order to be eligible, you must:
  • Have a high school diploma or GED, or serve in the U.S Military
  • Be under the age of 30 and have arrived in the U.S before you turned 16

If you’re struggling to understand Deferred Enforced Deportation, contact the experts at Gillsville Law. We will help your family work through these challenging legal issues.