To find out exactly what you need to do to request deferred action, visit the Conexión Américas website.
You may have heard about and executive order from President Obama that will stop deportations of young people under certain conditions.
This executive order means many people will need to access school documents demonstrating they have graduated from high school or are currently enrolled.
How to Request Student & Graduate Records
If the student is currently enrolled or graduated within the last three years (in 2010, 2011 and 2012), the records are at the Metro Nashville high school from which the student graduated.
If the student graduated prior to 2010, the records must be retrieved. The student must complete a Records Request Form found at this link: http://www.mnps.org/Page58540.aspx. The fee for this request is $3.
Who is eligible for deferred action under this new directive?
Pursuant to the Secretary’s June 15, 2012, memorandum, in order to be eligible for deferred action, individuals must:
Individuals must also complete a background check and, for those individuals who make a request to USCIS and are not subject to a final order of removal, must be 15 years old or older.
- Have come to the United States under the age of sixteen;
- Have continuously resided in the United States for at least five years preceding the date of this memorandum and are present in the United States on the date of this memorandum;
- Currently be in school, have graduated from high school, have obtained a general education development certificate, or are honorably discharged veterans of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States;
- Have not been convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor offense, multiple misdemeanor offenses, or otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety;
- Not be above the age of 30.
More information from the Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition