June 15, 2012 - The USCIS issued a press release which announces the creation of deferred action for young children who entered illegally. The deferred action process permits qualifying aliens to remain in the country and apply for work authorizations which may be renewed every 2 years. To qualify, undocumented illegal aliens must have entered the United States by the age of 16, have no serious criminal convictions, are in school or members of the military. Applicants must also prove that they have been in the United States for at least 5 years. [Read The USCIS Press Release on Deferred Action].