President Obama issued an executive order on November 20, 2014 that will positively impact the lives of many hardworking undocumented immigrants in our country. While this is only a first step, it is certainly a step in the right direction for our valuable immigrant community. Black, Vitelli & Pennock, LLC is extremely excited and encouraged by this news and invites you to read more information from USCIS.gov’s website at the following link.
If you think you, a relative, or friend may be eligible for one of these benefits, please contact Attorney Sarah Vitelli today to discuss your options.
Importantly, some of President Obama’s initiatives include the following:
- Expanding the population eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to young people who came to this country before turning 16 years old and have been present since January 1, 2010, and extending the period of DACA and work authorization from two years to three years
- Allowing parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents who have been present in the country since January 1, 2010, to request deferred action and employment authorization for three years, in a new Deferred Action for Parental Accountability program, provided they pass required background checks
- Expanding the use of provisional waivers of unlawful presence to include the spouses and sons and daughters of lawful permanent residents and the sons and daughters of U.S. citizens