DEFERRED ACTION FOR PARENTS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS (DAPA) and EXPANDED DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA)
THE SUPREME COURT HAS AGREED TO TAKE UP PRESIDENT OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ACTION REGARDING DEFERRED ACTION FOR PARENTS OF AMERICANS AND LAWFUL PERMANENT RESIDENTS (DAPA) AND EXPANDED DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA)
The Law Office of Lemuel A. Carlos, PLLC is encouraged and excited by this announcement made on January 18, 2016. The Supreme Court has in the recent past sided with the Obama administration’s position on several issues such as Obamacare and Same sex marriage. The fact that the Supreme Court has decided to take up the controversial DAPA issue before President Obama steps down signifies not only that the Supreme Court feels that this is a very important national issue but also hints that it wants to act upon yet another of President Obama’s groundbreaking positions.
- How many people does DAPA affect?This program alone will impact almost 4 million persons in the United States. Though many are Hispanic, a significant portion of these persons are of Asian descent including Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian and Filipino. This will allow people who have been living in the shadows some for over two decades to finally work and live without fear of deportation.
- NOT all Parents of U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents will qualify.Merely having a child who is a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident will not guarantee that an applicant will qualify. The applicant must have a clean criminal record and must have been present in the United States for at least 5 years and on the date of the announcement that was made on November 20, 2014.
- The Application Period has not yet begun.If the Supreme Court rules in favor of DAPA and expanded DACA, applications cannot be processed immediately. We would have to await the issuance of forms as well as regulations from the US Department of Homeland Security and USCIS.
WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW
If you are undocumented but the parent of a U.S. citizen, or if you arrived into this country prior to the age of 16 and have not yet reached the age of 40, call the Law Office of Lemuel A. Carlos, PLLC today to be placed on our list so that we can begin processing your case just as soon as we get the go signal. Get out of the shadows, Call today! (480) 355-4245.