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Immigration News

IMPORTANT United States Immigration News:

  • Deferred Action Process for Young People Who Are Low Enforcement Priorities – June 18, 2012 “Effective immediately, certain young people who were brought to the United States through no fault of their own as young children and meet several key criteria will be considered for relief from removal from the country or entered into removal proceedings. Those who demonstrate that they meet the criteria will be eligible to receive deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal.”  Check out who qualifies.

  • Secretary Napolitano Announces Deferred Action Process for Young People Who are Low Enforcement Priorities – June 15, 2012.  “Under this directive, individuals who demonstrate that they meet the following criteria will be eligible for an exercise of discretion, specifically deferred action, on a case by case basis: 1) Came to the U.S. under age 16; 2) Have continuously resided in the U.S. for at least five years preceding the date of this memorandum and are present in the U.S. on the date of this memorandum; 3) Are currently in school, have graduated from high school, have obtained a general education development certificate, or are honorably discharged veterans of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; 4) Have not been convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor offense, multiple misdemeanor offenses, or otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safefty; 5) Are not above the age of 30.  Only those individuals who can prove through verifiable documentation that they meet these criteria will be eligible for deferred action.  Individuals will not be eligible if they are not currently in the United States and cannot prove that they have been physically present in the United States for a period of not less than 5 years immediately preceding today’s date (June 15, 2012).  Deferred action requests are decided on a case-by-case basis.  DHS cannot provide any assurance that all such requests will be granted.”

  • AP sources: Immunity offered to certain immigrants – June 15, 2012 “The Obama Administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives … The policy change, described to the AP by two senior administration officials, will affect as many as 800,000 immigrants who have lived in fear of deportation.  It also bypasses Congress and partially acheives the goals of the so-called DREAM Act, a long-sought but never enacted plan to establish a path toward citizenship for young people who came to the United States illegally but who have attended college or served in the military … Under the administration plan, illegal immigrants will be immune from deportation if they were brought to the United States before they turned 16 and are younger than 30, have been in the country for at least 5 continuous years, have no criminal history, graduated from a U.S. high school or earned a GED, or served in the military.  The also can apply for a work permit that will be good for two years with no limits on how many times it can be renewed.” 

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  • CONSUMER ADVISORY: DO NOT BE MISLED- The Obama Administration’s Immigration Announcement is NOT an Amnesty Program!

  • Senate Dems To Obama: Stop Deporting DREAM Act Students

  • Obama renews pledge on immigration reform

 

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