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6 Things to Know about Immigration Executive Action

  1. Are the parent of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident child on November 20, 2014;

  2. Child can be a minor or adult and single or married;

  3. Have continuously resided in the United States since January 1, 2010, to the present;

  4. Physically present in the U.S. on November 20, 2014, and at the time of filing the application;

  5. Did not have lawful status on November 20, 2014; and

  6. Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or multiple misdemeanor offenses.4.On November 9, 2015, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Texas judge’s ruling to delay President Obama’s expansion of immigration deferred action. The case is currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court and we expect a decision at the end of June 2016. 5.The expansion of DACA and the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) programs the Obama administration announced in 2014 remain on hold, but American Gateways encourages individuals to continue to gather documents, save money, and schedule a legal consultation to determine whether they may be eligible for other more permanent forms of relief. 6.Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is still available for those who are eligible under the original requirements announced in 2012. American Gateways encourages you to visit our office for a consultation regarding your eligibility. Please check back to our website for updates regarding DAPA and Executive Action!

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