President Barack Obama announces executive action on immigration

New Deferred Action Immigration Initiatives

LaRose Law Georgia will be handling applications under President Obama’s new deferred action immigration initiatives, including the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), as well as the new Deferred Action for Parents (DAPA).

Expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program

You may now be eligible for DACA if:

  • You were born before June 15, 1981,
  • You entered the US under the age of 16, and have been continually present here since January 1, 2010,
  • You were present in the US and had no legal immigration status on November 20, 2014,
  • You are currently in school or have graduated from high school or obtained a GED,
  • You have no disqualifying criminal convictions and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.

Deferred Action for Parents

You may be eligible for protection from deportation and a work permit if:

  • You are an undocumented immigrant.
  • You have been living in the in the US since January 1, 2010.
  • You are the parent of a US citizen or green card holder.

If you meet these requirements, contact LaRose Law Georgia today  so an experienced immigration attorney can check your eligibility and get started!

Other changes

The Executive Order also included business immigration policy changes, including relief for employees caught in a lengthy green card process, special US entry opportunities for certain investors, entrepreneurs, and inventors, and the extension of work permits for students with technical degrees.

For more detailed information, check the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website.

It will be 3 to 6 months before these new policies are implemented and the registration process opens, but you can start preparing today. Potential applicants should begin gathering documents that establish their identity (i.e. birth certificates and passports), their relationship to a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, and their continuous residence in the United States over the last five years or more.

Contact LaRose Law Georgia to set up a consultation and meet directly with an experienced attorney who can answer your questions, confirm that you qualify, gather your information and begin preparing for your application.  Call 678-362-1766 today or contact us online to schedule your appointment.

Beware of Scams!
Sadly, many immigrants will be misled by “notarios” or other unqualified consultants. Make sure you speak to a qualified immigration attorney. LaRose Law Georgia is a licensed Georgia  attorney specializing in immigration law, and is ready to help you with all your immigration matters. Call 678-362-1766 or click here to schedule your appointment.