Some recent administrative changes at the Department of Homeland Security allow eligible individuals to receive deferred action concerning possible deportation orders or deportation proceedings. Millions of young immigrants don’t have “papers,” and without them, they face many obstacles when trying to go to college or work.
A qualified DAPA lawyer Miami can help you file the proper documentation to prove your qualifications and make sure it meets USCIS requirements. Individuals who have criminal records may disqualify. Ask a DAPA lawyer Miami about your chances of qualifying. A DAPA lawyer Miami can verify that your application will not put you at risk of deportation.
Deferred action is an exercise of prosecutorial discretion providing temporary relief from deportation or currently known as “removal proceedings” and employment eligibility as well to the undocumented parents of United States citizens or lawful permanent residents. This initiative was announced on November 20, 2014, as part of other immigration administrative reform. Deferred action doesn’t affect the individual’s current immigration status, and it cannot be used to become eligible for immigration benefits requiring maintaining lawful status.
DAPA stands for Deferred Action for Parental Accountability. The program, announced in 2014, helps parents who qualify to apply and be granted deferred action, which means that during approximately three years the individual is not a priority for deportation. A grant of DAPA will also allow the applicant to qualify for employment authorization in the United States.
The DAPA Immigration program is open to individuals who:
Individuals who are considered an enforcement priority may not qualify. Somebody is considered enforcement priority if:
To prepare you can start gathering the necessary documentation:
Form I-821P is the Application for Temporary Protected Status, which can be filed by individuals who are eligible nationals of designated countries. Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization must be filled as well, even if the applicant is not seeking to obtain a work permit.
DAPA provides benefits for the most undocumented immigrants. A Grant from DAPA will help you:
DAPA and DACA are both from the series of administrative reforms called immigration accountability executive reforms called Immigration Accountability Executive Action announced by president Obama on November 20 and 21, 2014. The primary goal of Obama immigration executive order was to expand DACA and DAPA for US citizens’ parents and also parents of permanent residents who meet the qualifications to apply. DAPA and expanded DACA can help keep families united, increase tax revenue, United States gross domestic product, and raise wages.
As of April 18, 2016, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of US vs. Texas and a decision will determine if the DAPA program and DACA extended programs will unfreeze. Texas with other 25 states challenged the executive action in court. These programs promise to provide about five million undocumented immigrants protection from deportation.
The court is divided with four conservatives and four liberal justices, which increases the possibility of a 4-4 tie that will eventually lead to no change. Even if the court’s decision were unfavorable to immigrants, the original DACA program would remain unchanged. Beneficiaries of the innovative DACA program will receive protection from removal proceedings as usual.
At Gallardo Law Firm your best interests come first. Our primary goal is to protect you and to keep you up to date with immigration benefits you may qualify for. Our firm has helped countless people in South Florida with immigration issues. Our DAPA lawyers will help you understand your options and determine whether or not you qualify.