Executive Action on Immigration

Executive Action on Immigration
On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced that he was taking several executive actions to fix the nation’s broken immigration system. To keep families together, a new program was created, the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA).  To qualify for DAPA, one must meet the following requirements:

  • Must have been an undocumented parent of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident on November 20, 2014
  • Must have continuously resided in the United States since at least January 1, 2010
  • Must not be convicted of a felony, serious misdemeanor, or three or more misdemeanors, excluding traffic offenses

If one is granted DAPA, one can obtain employment authorization, a social security number, and in most cases, a driver’s license. The deferred action will be valid for three years, and can be renewed prior to expiration.
It is anticipated that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin accepting applications within 6 months of the announcement or about May 20, 2014. Contact one of our immigration attorneys at Valverde & Rowell to determine your eligibility for the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability Program.

In addition to the DAPA program, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Provisional Waiver Programs were expanded.

Should you need help with this DAPA program or any other immigration needs, contact Valverde & Rowell at (757) 422-8472 with anything immigration related from family visas, work or student visas and visitor visas to asylum or removal and detention concerns.

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