Immigration Action Announcement on Thursday
According to several individuals who have been briefed on executive action on immigration, President Obama will announce his plans on Thursday with a full and final unveiling on Friday of this week. Our Sacramento immigration law firm has been covering this topic for weeks now, in anticipation for the significant benefit this will be for millions of undocumented immigrants here in the United States.
Though we do not know the precise application requirements, we want to provide some instruction on what you might want to prepare for this policy.
- Prepare ID Documents
You will likely need to establish your identity in order to apply for President Obama’s Executive Action. In order to do this, you should prepare your birth certificate, passport, and/or consular ID card. If you do not have these on hand, you should contact your local consulate and ask them if you can obtain any or all of these. It takes time to obtain these, so you should begin now. Here is a link to find your local consulate in California.
- Prepare Documents Demonstrating Presence/Ties in United States
If Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) gives us any insight into what President Obama’s new Executive Action on immigration might look like, you should prepare documents in the following categories:
- Financial and employment documents like tax returns, paystubs, bank account statements;
- School and education documents like degrees, diplomas, school identification cards, transcripts;
- Military documents if you are currently or have previously been a member of the US armed forces;
- Marriage-related documents like marriage certificate and divorce/dissolution decree, as well as any birth certificates for US citizen children;
- Medical documents, including doctor reports/examinations, payments made to doctors, immunization records, and any other treatment or visits you might have had here in the US;
- Any other documents proving your name, date of birth, date of presence here in the US, which should include the name of the establishment that gave you the document (physician, government entity, bank, etc.).
- Save Money for Filing Fee and Attorney Fee
Applying for this relief will probably require filing fees to be paid. If you decide to hire an immigration lawyer, you should set some money aside to pay for attorneys. Our Sacramento immigration law firm provides very inexpensive rates for our immigration-related applications and representation. We also provide payment plans so that we can try to obtain immigration benefits on behalf of our clients as soon as possible without having to wait for them to collect all the fees they might need to pay.
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 Immigration Action Announcement on Thursday. Image courtesy of whitehouse.gov.