IMMIGRATION EXECUTIVE ACTION
Antonini & Cohen Immigration Law Group’s Special Website on Immigration Executive Action
June 24, 2016 - IMPORTANT UPDATE: Today, the Supreme Court blocked the implementation of President Obama’s immigration plan, putting his DAPA and DACA expansion plans on hold until after the end of Obama’s term. Visit our blog post to learn more about this news.
In a November 20, 2014 address to the nation, President Obama laid out plans to advance immigration reform and help millions of undocumented immigrants and their families stay and work in the U.S.
There are five main components of President Obama’s Plan. This special website focuses on the first three components.
- Awarding temporary status and three years of employment authorization to parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents who have lived in the U.S. since January 1, 2010 (DAPA - Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program).
- Expanding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to include people of any current age who entered the United States before the age of 16 and have been in the U.S. since January 1, 2010, and extending work authorization for DACA recipients from two to three years.
- Expanding provisional waivers of unlawful presence to now include the spouses and sons and daughters of lawful permanent residents and sons and daughters of U.S. citizens.
- Modernizing and improving U.S. visa programs to shorten the wait time, benefit the economy, and create jobs.
- Promoting naturalization for lawful permanent residents and allowing payment of naturalization filing fees via credit card.
Here is the important information you need to know
This special website provides the information you need to learn more about qualifying and registering for the new immigration programs announced in the President’s Executive Action. Click one of the links below to learn more:
President Obama’s executive action will offer temporary legal status, employment authorization and protection from deportation to millions of undocumented immigrants living and working in the U.S.Read More >>
Find out if you qualify for DAPA or DACA, what documents you will need to apply, and what benefits this relief can offer.Read More >>
What does this Executive Order mean for undocumented immigrants? When can I apply for relief? Here are some of the more common questions that we receive, along with brief answers.Read More >>
Recent News and
Stay updated on the most recent immigration reform news. Antonini & Cohen will continue to post updates as they become available.Read More >>
For more information, here are some links to government websites from the White House and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.Read More >>
Need more information? Contact us to learn how these immigration updates affect you. We’re here to help families in Atlanta, Georgia and throughout the Southeast.Contact Us >>
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Contact the immigration attorneys at Antonini & Cohen to set up a consultation and meet directly with an experienced attorney who can answer your questions, confirm whether you qualify for one or more of these programs, and gather your information so you are ready to apply when the registration process opens.