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Protecting the Rights of Dreamers

Virginia Immigration Law Firm Understands the Impact of the President’s Executive Actions

The President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions are intended to help secure the border, hold nearly five million undocumented immigrants accountable, and help ensure that everyone plays by the same rules.

According to the Pew Research Center, approximately 11.2 million undocumented immigrants live in the U.S., and one million of them will get protection from deportation through President Obama’s plan to overhaul the nation’s immigration enforcement system, including the expansion of an existing program established in 2012 for “Dreamers,” young immigrants who came to the United States as children. There will no longer be a limit on the age of the people who qualify, but the Dreamers’ parents won’t receive specific protection from deportation, although they will be removed from priority lists for deportation.

What Does It Mean to Be Undocumented?

Undocumented immigrants have typically entered the U.S. without inspection or legal permission, or through the use of false paperwork. Undocumented students are often brought to the U.S. by their parents at very young ages, have completed most of their education in the U.S., and will likely not find out about their status until they are in high school, when they need a social security number to get a job or apply for federal financial aid for college. Currently, only about five to 10 percent of undocumented students who graduate from high school go on to college, compared with about 75% percent of their classmates.

If you have questions about the status of children of undocumented immigrants, contact Bhagat & Associates, U.S. attorneys who have been practicing immigration law for more than 25 years. Contact us online or call 703-574-2815 to schedule your initial consultation today – our attorneys and staff are fluent in Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Spanish and Arabic.