By Ariane de Vogue, Devan Cole and Jamie Ehrlich, CNN
“— for now, participants in the [DACA] program can continue to renew membership in the program that offers them work authorization and temporary protection from deportation.”
Feb. 23 on NewsTalk:
Immigration attorney Don Mooers talked about the impact of the Texas court order that puts the President’s immigration plan on hold.
Click Here to Watch Newscast: Don Mooers on Channel 8 News
Here is Mooers Immigration’s initial synopsis of the 4 (four) major immigration programs announced by President Obama on Thursday, November 20. Additional details about each of these programs are expected in the coming days.
I discussed all of this live on Channel 9 earlier today. A number of firms and organizations have contacted my office to schedule meetings with their members or employees – please contact me if you would like me to speak to your organization.
[NOTE: In addition to the list below, there will be additional employment-related items that will be announced shortly related to L-1B visas; definition of "same or similar" for pending immigrants changing employers; new PERM regulations related to recruiting US workers; a new type of “visa” for foreign entrepreneurs; and opportunities for entrepreneurs to obtain Green Cards under the “National Interest Waiver” program.]
1. DAP: Deferred Action for Parents
TIMING: File applications starting in May/June 2015
2. Expansion of DACA (DREAM Act) for “childhood arrivals”
TIMING: File applications starting in February/March 2015
3. Relief for Legal Applicants currently in Long Lines for Green Cards and Work Visas
TIMING: Once Regulations and Guidance have been issued [TBD]
4. Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia
TIMING: File applications starting in June 2015
INDIVIDUALS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRESIDENT’S ACTION
Unless they had a US Citizen child after arriving in the US, parents of children in the DACA program ARE NOT eligible for help under the Obama program.
Bottom Line: This is a highly-targeted plan that will help many individuals.
Let us know if you want to discuss in greater detail the impact that the Obama program will have on your clients, company or organization. I have a cadre of native Spanish speakers on my staff who are available to answer questions as well.
Please let us know when we can be of assistance.
Founder, Mooers Immigration
Adjunct Professor of Immigration Law, Catholic University
Emory News Center, Atlanta
“Executive action is especially likely for parents of mixed families,” … meaning parents in families that have either U.S. citizen children or a U.S. citizen spouse while they themselves are undocumented. Action regarding mixed families could affect two to three million people…”
by Jim Acosta, Athena Jones and Kevin Liptak, CNN
“President Barack Obama will unveil his long-awaited immigration plan Thursday evening, changing rules … that could affect millions of undocumented immigrants …”
Immigration attorney Don Mooers provides perspective to CBS-affiliate WUSA9.
Editorial Board, Los Angeles Times
“Requests for Supreme Court review of local housing ordinances intended to regulate immigration should be denied. Immigration reform is Congress’ job.”
Daniel Gonzalez, The Arizona Republic
“A new White House policy will allow undocumented military relatives to be eligible for legal status in United States.”
Harold L. Sirkin, Businessweek
“The administration and Congress have again turned their attention to a problem that everyone agrees needs to be addressed and has been on the legislative agenda for decades: immigration reform.”
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