Here are some informative and helpful FAQs on the new executive actions on immigration. Don’t hesitate to contact the Hanlon Law Group if you have additional questions about these new actions or you need experienced help resolving any immigration issues.
Q – What are the new executive actions on immigration?
A – In basic terms, the new executive actions on immigration, which were officially announced on November 20th by President Barack Obama, contain five new initiatives. These initiatives include:
- Expanding the eligibility for the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)
- Creating a new Deferred Action for Parental Accountability program
- Opening up the use of provision waivers
- Modernizing certain immigration programs
- Promoting education and public awareness.
The motivation for the new executive actions on immigration was to try to crack down on illegal immigration while providing more options for deportation relief for some people.
Q – Is USCIS currently accepting applications for the initiatives associated with the new executive actions on immigration?
A – No. In fact, applications for the initiatives associated with the new executive actions on immigration likely will not be accepted by USCIS until February 2015 at the very earliest. This is because these initiatives have also come with various time frames that are intended to give USCIS a bit of time to develop the procedures, forms and other processes necessary to get the new programs up and running.
As you wait for these programs to be realized by USCIS, however, you don’t have to wait idly. In fact, there are some things you may be able to do now to get your application ready if you plan on applying to one of the programs set forth in the new executive actions on immigration. These things include:
- Starting to gather documents related to your application, including documents that establish who you are, how you are related to a U.S. citizen (or lawful permanent resident) and how long you have continuously been in the U.S.
- Consulting with an attorney to find out more about your best options for proceeding.
We will continue responding to some common questions about the new executive actions on immigration in the upcoming second and third parts of this blog series. Be sure to look for them!
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