Deferred Action On November 20, 2014, President Barack Obama announced a form of relief from being removed from this country for certain young people who are brought into the United States illegally, as well as parents of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents (abbreviation LPR) currently in the U.S. The policy for children is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (abbreviation DACA). The policy for parents is Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (abbreviation DAPA). Individuals qualifying under this provision will receive three year work authorization that may be renewed. For information please contact us.