Immigration Executive Action
U.S. Immigration Attorneys Understand How Executive Actions Might Affect You
Virginia Immigration Law Firm Focused on Helping Immigrants Enter the U.S.
On November 20, 2014, President Barack Obama announced a series of executive actions designed to crack down on illegal immigration at U.S. borders, priorities the deportation of felons and not families, and require certain undocumented immigrants to pass a background check and pay taxes in order to be granted temporary stay in the U.S. without the threat of deportation.
Initiatives to implement the executive actions will occur during the next several months or later, and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is not accepting any requests or applications at this time. Beware of immigration scams offering to help you submit an application or a request for any of the executive actions before they are available – you should always contact an experienced U.S. immigration attorney before making any such request.
Some of the major initiatives that are planned by the USCIS include:
- Implementing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for individuals born prior to June 15, 1981 and meet other guidelines
- Implementing deferred action for parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents who have continuously lived in the U.S. since January 1, 2010 and meet other guidelines
- Allowing provisional waivers of unlawful presence to eligible undocumented individuals who have resided unlawfully in the U.S. for at least 180 days and are the sons and daughters of U.S. citizens or the spouse and sons or daughters of lawful permanent residents
- Modernize, improve, and clarify immigrant and nonimmigrant programs to grow the U.S. economy and create jobs
- Promote the naturalization process through education and public awareness for lawful permanent residents eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship
If you are wondering how President Obama’s executive actions regarding immigration might affect you and your family, contact Bhagat & Associates. We have been practicing in this area of law for more than 25 years, and our attorneys and staff speak Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Spanish and Arabic. Contact us online or call 703-574-2815 to schedule your initial consultation today.