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Administrative Relief – The Basics

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On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced executive action to modify immigration policy that is likely to provide temporary protection from deportation or “deferred action” for up to 1.5 million Californians. Through deferred action, a person is authorized to remain in the United States temporarily and to receive employment authorization. A grant of deferred action does not provide a path to lawful permanent resident status or U.S. citizenship.

The document at right is a resource to help local governments understand administrative relief.

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