New U.S. Deportation Policies: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

The government recently passed a new policy called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals which allows certain people who were brought into the United States as children to apply for protection from deportation. This process is called “deferred action” and it allows them an amount of time to receive authorization from their places of employment. According to the White House official blog, this program is meant for those individuals who are not citizens and have not caused any problems with the law during their stay in the United States. Hoping that more and more illegal immigrants will come forward and apply for this process and it will protect them from being removed from the country if approved. They claim that each individual is considered as a unique case, and therefore there are no specific guarantees for outcomes, and gives the person a two year period for renewal or authorization.

There are a few guidelines that the government includes when considering a person for deferred action and this includes that they entered into the United States before they turned 16 years of age. After coming into the country as a child, the policy requires that you have lived in the U.S. consistently at least since 2007 until now, and are under 31 years old as of June 15, 2012. You must be an illegal immigrant and at the time of entrance into the country you received no inspection. To be considered for this approval you must also be a high school graduate or are currently enrolled in the school system now. A very important detail in order to be approved of this process is that during your entire stay here in the United States, you have not received any convictions for a crime.

This includes felony convictions, hefty misdemeanors or more than three average misdemeanor charges. The government will consider you if they believe that your presence in the country is not a threat to the government or to the people of the United States. This process is being done in order to help those who desire to stay in the country, and were brought into the U.S. as minors. The government though seeking to depart many illegal immigrants is offering to help those who have been contributions to the society and pose no threat. However, there are many people who are seeking to have these policies dismissed because they believe that their job to deport any illegal immigrants is being put at risk. Have you or someone you know been in the United States for a long period of time and are not citizens? Did you arrive in the country at the time you were under the age of 16 years old and do not violate any of the requirements as established by the U.S. government?

Contact an attorney who specializes in the area of immigration defense in the United States. It is understandable that you desire to remain here, a place that you now call home. Don’t wait another minute to take action and fight for your right to be here, the country founded on the principal of freedom and equality. At Musa-Obregon & Associates we want to help those who are in these similar situations and want to remain here. As a result of the many immigration policies that are being established, finding an immigration lawyer who has experience and knowledge of the topic is vital. At our firm we have over 75 years of combined experience in the field of immigration and deportation defense and we want to help you! Contact us today for more information and a case evaluation; let’s get started on your road to staying in the U.S. together!

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