Thursday, July 16, 2015
Implementation of the new DACA and DAPA programs has been temporarily suspended. On February 17, a federal court judge decided the President’s programs were illegal. However, the existing DACA process and renewals of DACA are not affected by the recent court action.
On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced that he will be taking executive action on immigration due to inaction by congress. Two areas where individuals will see relief are an expansion of the current Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and a new policy of Deferred Action for parents of children who are U.S. Citizens (USC) or Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR).
Expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA):
Individuals meeting the following criteria will be considered for deferred action if they: