Deferred Action and Medical Care for Migrants

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on telegram
Deferred Action and Medical Care for Migrants

Deferred Action and Medical Care for Migrants

Most recently, President Trump and his administration have announced that the rules regarding deferred action and medical care will be changing. The status quo had been to allow for non-US residents to receive deferred action for deportations in cases of urgent or serious medical care. If immigrants could prove their serious medical requirements, they could receive two-year deferrals on removals. These medical deferrals would allow immigrants to stay in the US and receive the medical care they would otherwise not receive in their home country.

Deferred Action and Medical Care for MigrantsDeferred action would only be considered for approved individuals

However, the deferred action has been changed as letters from US Citizenship and Immigration have said these deferrals would no longer be accepted, meanwhile other government officials have claimed that ICE will now consider any required medical deferrals. Unfortunately, there have been reports of denials sent to those in need of medical care, who otherwise would have qualified for the two-year deferral. The rejection letters claimed that deferred action would only be considered for approved individuals, like those in the military.

Denied deferrals to leave the US within 33 days

There appears to be inconsistency and a lack of clarity regarding the new rules, but those who have been denied deferrals have been told to leave the US within 33 days of the notice. It is vital that not only those who have received these letters but also those who require medical deferrals in the future, speak with an experienced immigration attorney. The most vulnerable group includes migrant children, as children requiring critical care must now leave the country. However, following public outrage regarding the proposed change, the Trump administration has dampened its rhetoric and offering the possibility of backtracking on the new rules.

More Immigration News
What is the Border Wall?
What is the Border Wall?

Regardless of what recent Presidents have campaigned for, the border between the US and Mexico experiences a substantial influx of people. These include individuals and families who cross said border with the hope of seeking a better life in the US. Those who cross do so through treacherous conditions that require them to move by foot without adequate food, water, or shelter. Many of those who cross that border then go on to seek asylum in the US for fear of persecution back home. However, not everyone likes what goes on at the US-Mexico border

Temporary Protected Status
Temporary Protected Status

Given the prevalence of conflicts and dangerous national situations (like wars and disasters), there are many people in the United States who cannot return to their country of origin. The US requires those staying in the country to have some sort of required status, ranging from permanent residency to those seeking asylum. However, those who cannot return home because of armed conflict or natural disaster can receive temporary protected status. Said status allows for these individuals to remain in the US lawfully.

Let us work on your case

Or simply fill out the form and one of our attorneys will get back to you pretty shortly.

Sethi Footer

We're Here

To Assist You

Subscribe to Sethi & Mazaheri’s monthly newsletter and receive important immigration-related  updates.

Skip to content