If you are interested in taking advantage of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or in taking advantage of Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, it is important that you are represented by an immigration attorney. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a program that is already in place. DACA was created by executive order to provide relief from deportation for people who are in the United States without lawful immigration status and who were brought to the United States as children.
An immigration attorney in El Paso can help you to determine if you qualify and can help you to complete the necessary steps to get protections so you can attend college and get a job without worrying. Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents is a program created recently as a result of a new executive order. It is being challenged in the courts now and there is a stay pending the outcome of the case.
The Obama administration recently appealed the stay to the Fifth Circuit, but the appeal was not successful so you cannot currently take advantage of DAPA protections. However, an immigration attorney in El Paso will carefully follow legal developments in order to help determine when it will be possible for qualifying individuals to obtain protection from deportation.
An immigration attorney can also provide you with assistance in exploring other ways to deal with unlawful immigration status and to lawfully immigrate to the United States if you do not qualify for DACA or DAPA. Contact Cynthia R. Lopez to learn more about how an immigration attorney in El Paso can provide you with assistance with all of your immigration questions.