Latest Immigration News at Game Immigration Law PC
Executive Action November 2014- On November 20, 2014 President Obama announced he was taking action to protect a wider range of immigrants from deportation. His proposal aimed at giving "deferred action" to undocumented parents of U.S. citizen and lawful resident children who have lived in the United States since January 1, 2010 and do not have disqualifying criminal convictions. This program is entitled Deferred Action Parental Accountability or DAPA.
The President also announced expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals "DACA". The original DACA program was only available to those born after June 15, 1982, and the expanded DACA removed this age limitation. Also the expanded DACA work permits would be available for 3 years, rather than the original 2 years.
The president's November 2014 plan also would allow for the spouses of Lawful Permanent Resident Parents to apply for the provisional waiver I-601A. Currently this provisional waiver for unlawful presence is only available to the spouses and parents of U.S. citizens. (see below for more information about I-601A waivers).
Currently all programs announced by President Obama on November 20, 2014 are on hold, because a Circuit Court Judge in Texas issued a temporary injunction on implementing the programs. However, the Obama administration has filed an appeal with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, asking for a review of the District Court's decision. The Obama administration filed a motion to lift the temporary stay while the appeal is pending. The Court of Appeals has scheduled oral arguments on this motion for April 17, 2015. 3/25/2015
RENEWALS - Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) - For those who already have DACA, USCIS has released the application used to renew your DACA work permit. Applicants should file 120 days before their current work authorization document expires. Contact Lawyer, Rachel Game, at Game Immigration Law PC for more information. 7/7/2014
Initial registration- DACA . Its not too late to apply for your initial DACA. Contact our office for more information.
Stateside Provisional Waivers; Are Here! Our provisional waiver clients have begun to return to the United States as lawful permanent residents following their visa interviews abroad. Our clients have benefited from a new waiver for unlawful presence that took effect on March 4, 2013. The new provisional waiver allows the spouses and parents of U.S. citizens to file for waivers, to forgive the prior unlawful presence, prior to leaving the United States for their immigrant visa appointments abroad. The new procedure ends the long and uncertain waiting periods outside the United States. Please contact our offices for more information. 1/14/2014
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