President Obama’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions include, among other reforms, Deferred Action for Parents (DAP). If you meet the following guidelines, you may be eligible for deferred action from removal proceedings and a work permit. That is, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will not pursue you for deportation and you will be authorized to work in the US. The guidelines are as follows:
You must have a son or daughter of any age who is a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (green card holder);
You must have continuously resided in the U.S. since before January 1, 2010;
You must be physically present in the U.S. on November 20, 2014 and on the date you file the application for DAP;
You must pass criminal background checks;
You must have no valid status as of November 20, 2014;
You must not be an enforcement priority (contact Yunus Law for more information)
If you meet these criteria, you may be eligible to apply for Deferred Action for Parents or DAP. DAP will be granted in 3 year increments.
Contact Yunus Law today for a consultation and evaluation of eligibility.