Obama's Immigration Accountability Executive Actions
Explained by Our Expert Fort Lauderdale Immigration Attorney
On November 20, 2014, President Barack Obama announced executive actions
intended to crack down on illegal
immigration and to help us move towards fixing our broken immigration system. These
Immigration Accountability Executive Actions have a strong impact on the status of illegal immigrants currently residing
in the United States, as well as immigrants who may attempt to illegally
cross the border in the future.
Please continue reading for important details about these actions and how
they could affect you and your loved ones. If you need an expert Fort
Lauderdale immigration attorney to help you take action and protect your
resident status in the U.S.,
contact Guerra Sáenz, PL immediately for a consultation.
What is the purpose of Obama's executive actions?
1. To Crack Down on Illegal Immigration & Border Crossing
Obama's actions will make it more difficult to illegally cross the
border. Illegal immigrants who attempt to cross the border after these
actions go into effect are much more likely to be caught and deported.
2. Prioritize the Deportation of Felons, not Families
These executive actions move any unlawful immigrants with a history of
criminal activity to be moved higher on the deportation priority list
than non-criminals, families, and children. Anyone who is not a threat
to public safety or national security will be placed lower on the deportation
3. Accountability for Illegal Immigrants—Criminal Background Checks
Additionally, illegal immigrants currently residing in the U.S. may qualify
for deferred deportation. By registering and passing criminal / national
security background checks and by paying their taxes, the illegal immigrants
may qualify for deferred deportation for three (3) years at a time.
Who is eligible for deportation relief under these actions?
1. Parents of Citizens
- Parent of (a) U.S. citizen(s) or lawful permanent resident(s) as of November 20, 2014;
- Not a deportation enforcement priority; and
- Present in the United States since January 1, 2010
2. Under 16 at Time of Immigration
- Arrived in the U.S. before turning 16 years old; and
- Arrived before January 1, 2010, regardless of current age
Important Info—Immigration Accountability Executive Actions
Applications are not yet being accepted. No one may apply until early 2015, but
it is highly recommended that you start preparing now. Gather papers and documentation of your identity, your relationship to
a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, and your residency in the
U.S. for the past 5 or more years.
Keep in mind that, if you have been residing illegally in the United States for
less than 5 years, then you do
NOT qualify for deportation relief. You may also be moved higher on the deportation
priority list if you are a convicted felon.
beware of immigration scams! Make sure that you trust a qualified legal professional with all of your
immigration needs, including
deportation defense. You need an expert immigration attorney from Guerra Sáenz, PL
by your side.
Hire a Board Certified Immigration & Nationality Law Specialist
Attorney Luis A. Guerra—founder of Guerra Sáenz, PL—is Board Certified in Immigration
& Nationality Law by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization. As
such, he has proven his expertise in the area of immigration law through
extensive training, peer review, and experience in every type of immigration
case. Attorney Guerra has the knowledge and experience needed to guide
you as you prepare to apply for deportation deferral under Obama's
Immigration Accountability Executive Actions.
Call now at (888) 900-1748 to schedule your
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