DEFERRED ACTION, 2015
DAPA & EXTENDED DACA
DAPA & EXTENDED DACA
When can I apply for Deferred Action under President Obama's new executive actions?
DAPA and Extended DACA have been temporarily halted by a federal judge in Texas. Hartford Legal Group fully expects thats the temporary stay will be lifted and that DAPA and Extended DACA eligible aliens will be able to enjoy the benefits President Obama is trying to effectuate.
Hartford Legal Group has a running mailing list for all clients and potential clients who may be eligible for Extended DACA or DAPA as soon as applications become accepted. To be added to our free mailing list and receive the latest news and updates on these exciting immigration benefits please contact us today!
CALL (860) 466 - 4278 and request to be added to our DAPA newslist.
On November 20, 2014, the President announced that, within six months, USCIS would begin accepting requests for DAPA, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents. If you receive deferred action under DAPA, you may be able to stay in the United States temporarily without fear of deportation. In addition, you will be considered for employment authorization, which would allow you to work legally in the United States, for a three year period.
HOW CAN I MAKE A REQUEST? While USCIS is not accepting requests for DAPA at this time, USCIS is preparing to launch the DAPA program in mid-to-late May of this year. Please visit www.uscis.gov/immigrationaction to learn more about the documents needed to support your request. If you need additional information, please contact us at the National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283 (TDD for hearing-impaired: 1-800-767-1833).
WHO CAN REQUEST DAPA? You may be considered for DAPA if you:
• Have lived in the United States continuously since Jan. 1, 2010, up to the present time;
• Were physically present in the United States on Nov. 20, 2014, and at the time of making your request for consideration of DAPA with USCIS;
• Had no lawful status on Nov. 20, 2014;
• Had, on Nov. 20, 2014, a son or daughter, of any age or marital status, who is a U.S. citizen (USC) or lawful permanent resident (LPR); and
• Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more other misdemeanors; do not otherwise pose a threat to national security; and are not an enforcement priority for removal.
Additional details about DAPA guidelines can be found at www.uscis.gov/immigrationaction.
The Justice Department on Monday, February 23, 2015, filed an emergency stay asking the Federal Judge in Texas to lift the preliminary junction that he issued pausing President Obama's executive actions.
This is the government's latest action to reverse Texas-based federal Judge Andrew Hanen's temporary halt to DAPA and EXTENDED DACA.