Carson & Kyung Participates in White House Immigration Call
A recent phone call with the US White House provides us with some guidance as to what today’s announcement will look like. So far, we have been told the following:
1. Enforcement: Priority to focus resources for enforcement through US Immigration and Customs Enforcement to convicted criminals and those who’ve recently crossed the border. The government wishes to maximize cooperation between DHS and local law enforcement.
2. Expansion of Deferred Action: President Obama will be eliminating the age requirement, so those of any age should be eligible to apply. Further, the current cut-off date (entry before June 15, 2007), will be pushed back to January 2010. They estimate an additional 200,000 people will qualify. DACA will be extended to 3 years, including those currently in the process of renewal.
3. New Deferred Action: Deferred Action will be provided to those who can demonstrate that they:
- Have been in country for longer than 5 years;
- Have a USC child or LPR child;
- Have a background check cleared similar to DACA.
- (No education requirement like DACA)
There will be other requirements, but these are the requirements that are unique to this new Deferred Action policy. The benefits are similar to those given to DACA recipients, like work authorization (a social security number) and deferred deportation. Approximately 1 million people will qualify. The application process has not been released and should be expected to begin in Spring 2015.
4 – ?. There will be other announcements including helping US citizens and lawful permanent residents to reunite with their spouse and children, like making efforts to shorten processing times. There will also be streamlined processes for entrepreneurs and highly-skilled workers/students here.
Fact sheets will be released through uscis.gov and whitehouse.gov. Please return for more updates.
Our Sacramento immigration lawyers have been very successful with immigration representation. Our success rate is 99.99%! Although President Obama’s Executive Action on immigration will be a new policy, we are confident that we will be very successful in representing and assisting applicants much like the countless DACA applicants we have helped. In fact, our success rate with DACA is 100%! Do not hesitate to contact our Sacramento immigration lawyers today to discuss having you listed as one of the people we should contact once this announcement is implemented and the application process is announced.
*The information provided in this post does not constitute legal advice or opinion. The information is for guidance purposes only. Individual situations vary and you should contact us for a consultation. Carson & Kyung, Sacramento’s Immigration Attorneys on Carson & Kyung Participates in White House Immigration Call. Image courtesy of whitehouse.gov.