Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
Certain young people who came to the U.S. as children and meet several requirements can ask the government to defer action for a period of two years. That means the government will not take any action to remove you from the U.S. during that time. Once you are approved, you can apply for a work permit. At the end of the two-year period, you may apply to renew it. You can also apply for deferred action if you are already in removal proceedings, as long as you are not in detention.