President Obama's Plans For Executive Action On Immigration

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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 priority list.

3. Accountability for Illegal Immigrants—Criminal Background Checks & Taxes

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.

Also, 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.

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