Executive Actions on Immigration
Nov 24, 2014
On November 20, 2014, the President announced a series of executive actions to crack down on illegal immigration at the border, prioritize deporting felons not families, and require certain undocumented immigrants to pass a criminal background check and pay taxes in order to temporarily stay in the U.S. without fear of deportation.
President's announcement includes two major programs one of which is the expansion of eligibility for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival(DACA),and the other one for parents who have children with U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident status.
Detailed Information for both programs are as the following:
Deferred Action for Childgood Arrival
- Current DACA recipients seeking renewal and new applicants, including individuals born prior to June 15, 1981, who meet all other DACA guidelines.
- Allows individuals born prior to June 15, 1981, to apply for DACA (removing the upper age restriction) provided they meet all other guidelines.
- Requires continuous residence in the United States since January 1, 2010, rather than the prior requirement of June 15, 2007.
- Extends the deferred action period and employment authorization to three years from the current two years.
- Information for application process will be updated approximately 90 days following the President's November 20, 2014 announcement.
Deferred action for parents of U.S. citizens and lawful Permanent residents
- An undocumented individual living in the United States who, on the date of the announcement, is the parent of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident and who meets the guidelines listed below.
- Have continuous residence in the United States since January 1, 2010
- Are the parents of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident born on or before November 20, 2014
- Are not an enforcement priority for removal from the United States, pursuant to the November 20, 2014, Policies for the Apprehension, Detention and Removal of Undocumented Immigrants Memorandum.
- Information for application process will be updated approximately 180 days following the President's November 20, 2014 announcement.
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