Deferred Action may be granted to an individual who meets the following criteria:
a. came to the United States under the age of 16
b. has resided continuously in the United States for at least 5 years as of June 15, 2012
c. is currently in school, has graduated from high school, has a general education development certificate, or is an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or the Armed Forces of the United States
d. has not been convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor offense, multiple misdemeanor offenses, or otherwise poses a threat to national security or public safety; and
e. was under 31 years of age as of June 15, 2012
Individuals who meet the above criteria, who are at least 15 years old and who are not currently in removal proceedings may apply to the USCIS for Deferred Action after that agency announces how the process will work.