The Risks of Applying for Deferred Action

An article by Howard Fischer in The Arizona Daily Sun raises the possible risks of apply for deferred action recently announced by the Obama Administration for DREAMers.  This reality is often lost amidst the excitement of the recent announcement.  The Administration has stated that the new deferred action process will be valid for a period of two years.  However, what if it is not renewed after two years? What if President Obama does not get reelected?  Would then President Romney repeal it as soon as he becomes President?  What if the application is denied?  Would the Department of Homeland Security place those individuals in deportation proceedings?  Any attorney should explain all of the risks and allow the client to make an informed decision on how to proceed.  That is why an attorney is also referred to as a counselor-at-law.  As one of the attorneys in the article is quoted as saying, as with many things in life one must assume a certain potential risk to obtain a potential benefit.  Any DREAMer applying for deferred action in the near future should consult a licensed attorney to be aware of all the possible risks in his or her case so that he or she can make the best decision possible.
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