On June 15th of 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that some individuals who came to the United States as children might be eligible for deferred action. Deferred action is a policy that allows certain people who didn't deliberately defy immigration law to continue to live and work in the U.S. In order to qualify one must meet certain guidelines. For example, one must be under the age of 31 as of June 15th of 2012 and not be convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, or endanger public safety or national security. Deferred action provides millions of illegal immigrants with the opportunity to get a well paying job and further the progress of the United States. This policy is based off the idea that those children who were brought to the U.S at an early age shouldn't be punished for a decision they didn't make. Personally, I support this policy one hundred percent and appreciate the fact that the government has taken into consideration the lives of those immigrants who call this land home.