PRESIDENT OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ORDER AND DEFERRED ACTION
On November 20, 2014, President Obama issued an executive order announcing a number of changes to our broken immigration system. This includes creating a new pathway for many of those in the United States without status to be placed on temporary deferred action and obtain protection from deportation. This new program will allow parents of U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident children to apply for deferred action for a three-year period. Although all of the details of the program have not been disclosed and the application process is not finalized, President Obama laid out the general eligibility requirements for this new deferred action program.
In order to be eligible, the individual must:
(1) have a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident child;
(2) have resided in the United States continuously since January 1, 2010;
(3) pass a criminal background check;
(4) come forward and register with immigration; and
(5) pay their taxes.
Furthermore, the President’s announcement also expanded eligibility for the existing program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Specifically, the age cap for DACA is now removed and the required continuous presence date for DACA is moved up to January 1, 2010. DACA will now be granted for three-years. Bartlett & Weigle Co., L.P.A. has over thirty years of experience in the area of immigration law and is well equipped to help you take full advantage of this new deferred action program, which will essentially protect you from deportation proceedings and allow you to obtain work authorization in the United States. To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced immigration attorneys, call (513) 241-3992. For a full overview of President Obama’s executive order on immigration, please visit http://www.aila.org/content/default.aspx?docid=50771
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Immigrating to the United States has become a more complicated process since the events of September 11, 2001.
New federal laws and new government agencies like the Department of Homeland Security have changed the landscape significantly. If you or a family member is interested in working or living in the United States, you likely need help understanding U.S. immigration laws and how to successfully apply for legal status.
Bartlett & Weigle Co., L.P.A. is a full-service immigration firm, and one of few firms with experience in all aspects of the field from employment and family based petitions to criminal and deportation/removal matters. As active members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), we keep abreast of current changes in the law and can give you confidence that your case will be handled by an expert who understands your needs.
Who We Can Help
Bartlett & Weigle Co., L.P.A. has provided expert legal advice and representation to a wide range of clients seeking entry to the United States for over 30 years. Our clients vary from professional and blue collar workers, to those seeking political asylum. We also provide our services to migrant workers, students, diversity lottery recipients, religious workers, entrepreneurs, family members of current U.S. residents, and foreign or domestic businesses seeking to place employees in the U.S.
We offer you legal advice and representation in all aspects of immigration law including business, employment, family, international adoption, employer sanctions, asylum, deportation/exclusion, naturalization, and criminal law. The Firm also counsels large, multi-national corporations, small companies, and individuals in matters such as: (E visas), (L visas), (H visas), (J waivers), permanent residency issues, national interest waivers, priority worker petitions, and PERM applications.