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.