Marilyn Zayas-Davis, ESQ.
Im Juni 15, 2012 Obama Administration announced a new policy will be implemented to prevent the deportation of some people who were brought to the United States of children and to provide a work permit for two years. This new policy is a positive step.
We must continue working to the approval of the Dream Act and immigration policy that capitalizes on the positive benefits to improve our population with talented young immigrants.
P. Who will be eligible for a “deferred action” under this new policy?
R. To be eligible for deferred action, people should:
1. Coming to the United States before the age of sixteen;
2. Have resided continuously in the United States at least five years prior to June 15, 2012 and be present in the United States June 15, 2012;
3. Be currently in school, graduating from high school, having obtained a certificate of educational development, or have been honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States;
4. Not have been convicted of any felony, multiple misdemeanors, or that somehow a threat to national security or public safety;
5. No more than 30 years of age.
P. What benefits will result from a “deferred action”?
R. The beneficiaries of this new policy may be eligible for:
-Relief from deportation if the person currently has a deportation order
-Consideration to avoid being included in deportation proceedings
Action-deferred even if the person is not currently in removal proceedings
Those who receive deferred action will be eligible for work authorization.
P. When this policy take effect?
R. The request and the process that will govern this new “deferred action” have not been created yet. Is expected to take 60 days or more for this new process is implemented. It is important to ensure that fraudulent lawyers, notaries or “full papers” do not take advantage of the undocumented community, victimized, attract them with false promises and potentially compromise your ability to stay in America. If you are already in deportation proceedings or have a final order to depart the United States, should immediately contact a reputable attorney immigration. If you are not in removal proceedings, you should seek the necessary documents to establish the five requirements listed above and wait until new regulations are created and implemented policy.
Deportation policy change will benefit some 800,000 young
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama, who for two years has broken records in the deportation of illegal immigrants, announced changes that will benefit some 800,000 young people, mostly Hispanic, who were minors when they arrived in the country.
The Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said will be postponed by two years the deportation of young people who meet specific requirements, and that during this period immigrants can obtain work permits.
“This is a great day for tens of thousands of young people who study and work and dream of contributing positively to the U.S.,” said Sen. Robert Menendez.
Napolitano explained that the changes take effect immediately, as they will be implemented through a presidential executive order.
“Immigration laws should be applied firmly and wisely,” aber “not designed to be applied blindly without consider the individual circumstances of each case,” Napolitano said in a press conference.
The measure, sought by the U.S. Hispanic community, can bring advantages for President Obama, who in the November presidential seek re-election.
The Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his rivals in the primary season have expressed opposition to any legislative or administrative measures that may lead to the legalization of undocumented immigrants.
Undocumented immigrants who could benefit from these changes must prove that entered the United States when they were under 16, who have resided in the country for at least five years prior to this announcement and are in the U.S. on this date.
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement will begin consideration of applications within 60 Tag.
Undocumented immigrants can not apply for the extension of deportation until they turn 16, but the government indicated that children not be deported.
In most of these cases, young people came to America brought their families, many of them as children.
Most become aware of their legal status when they reach the age of running a car driver’s license or apply for enrollment at universities.
“Many of these young people have already made significant contributions to our country,” Napolitano said.
The list of requirements for the renewal of deportations included that young people are now enrolled in school, have graduated from high school or obtained an equivalency diploma, or are veterans discharged honorably in the Armed Forces or the Service Coast Guard.
They must also have a history that includes convictions for serious or repeat offenders, and to indicate “not pose any other threat to national security or public safety.”
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