President Obama announced his new Executive Action immigration programs a few weeks ago. Here are some of the highlights for the new programs. The government has not announced the details for each new immigration program. As of today’s date, these programs are not open for applications. Below please find a summary for some of the new immigration programs:
- Expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): To qualify you must have entered the United States before turning 16 years old and lived in the United States from January 1, 2010 until present. If you qualify for this program, Immigration may give you deferred action and a work permit. This new program will start in approximately 3 months.
- Deferred Action for Parents of U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA): To qualify you must have lived in the United States since January 1, 2010 and be the parent of a green card holder or U.S. citizen. If you qualify for this program, Immigration may give you deferred action and a work permit. This new program will start in approximately 6 months.
- Expanded I-601A Provisional Waivers: This new program allows undocumented individuals who are the spouse, son, or daughter of US citizens or LPRs to apply for the provisional waiver process in the United States. No start date announced for this program.
- Other Programs: There are other immigration programs that are being announced in the coming months. As more details are announced on these programs we will update our website. No start date announced for these programs.
Our office will post further updates as new announcements are made on each program. If you have questions on how a program might apply to your situation, you should contact an immigration attorney to learn more.