Nearly one year ago, President Obama announced his plan for executive action to provide administrative relief to certain individuals without immigration status currently in the United States on November 20, 2014. Initial details indicate that his plan will help long term undocumented parents of children who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents by giving them authorization to work legally and protecting them from deportation (or DAPA) in addition to expanding the existing deferred action program for childhood arrivals (DACA).
Please be advised that no one is eligible at this time and beware of any scams to apply for benefits immediately under this new program.
We continue to await a decision from the Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit on the Administration’s executive action policies on immigration (DAPA and expanded DACA). Oral arguments were heard on July 10, 2015. Either side could choose to appeal the impending decision to the US Supreme Court, which means that possible expanded DACA and DAPA implementation may not occur until next year. Since DAPA and expanded DACA are administrative relief programs, the newly elected president could alter or remove the program entirely when they assume office in 2017.
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