White Houseannounced an immigration executive action – immigration lawyers in charlotte nc to offer representation to all applicants

Obama Administration released a package of extensive executive actions to render ease from removal for {large|significant|big|sizable|substantial|extensive) numbers of aliens at present time in the US who do not have immigration status. Particularly, the Obama Administration has said that the Deferred Action plan will be enlarged to contain all undocumented individuals who came to the US before the reaching age of sixteen and who live now in the US beginning January 1, 2010. Applicants will have to produce evidence they do not have any felony convictions or significant misdemeanors on their criminal, and no more than two minor misdemeanors. Entitled individuals also must produce evidence they have graduated from an accredited high school, have earned a GED, or that they are currently working on their diploma or GED. Allowed individuals will confer shield from deportation by the Immigration Court and a three years employment authorization document (instead of the two-year work permit provided under the 2012 Deferred action program), which may be renewed. With these EAD , Allowed applicants may also secure valid SS numbers and driver’s licenses in thier local state.

Also, the Mr Obama has made public a new policy for now named DAPA, which will {provide|afford|confer|extend| the same benefits as the expanded DACA program (protection from deportation and renewable three-year work permits) to all applicants who are parents of United States citizen or LPR children and who have been present in the US since at least January 1, 2010. Applicants would also need to meet the criminal background check requirements. However, DAP applicants will not have the same education requirements.

The White House executive actions unfortunately only go so far and many problems in our immigration system will stay unresolved. First, many undocumented and their families are “starved for details” as to whether or not some of their cases, complicated by criminal records or prior immigration violations, will advantage them from the new policy. THe White House has said they will accept applications under the new executive action in six-months, but have not revealed when or if thorough guidelines concerning such technicalities will be made available. Second, by limiting DACA to undocumented immigrants who had U.S. citizen or resident children as of November 20, 2014, many who have made close relations to United States in other ways remain in danger of being deported. NC Policy Watch notes “little more than 40 percent of the [North Carolina’s] total population” of undocumented immigrants will benefit under these new plans. Additionally, the President’s new plan limits the overall economic benefit of immigration reform. The Economist notes that the comprehensive immigration reform bill passed by the Senate in 2013 would have boosted the GDP by 3.3 % over a decade, whereas the President’s executive action will contribute only between 0.4% and 0.9% in over the same period. We do applaud White House strong executive action on immigration. However, while those who do qualify for the new policy are relieved, most of the U.S. immigration system’s problems remain un-fixed and comprehensive reform is still sorely needed.

In a new development, in a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court decided that Arizona must issue driver licenses to immigrants who entered the US as children and are now the recipients of Deferred Action program. The justices allowed a unanimous United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit decision stand despite an emergency application by Gov. Brewer of Arizona. The dispute over issuing driver’s licenses to young immigrants began in 2012 when the Obama Administration issued an executive action deferring deportation to immigrants, also known as “dreamers”, who were brought to the US illegally by their parents. The dreamers are also eligible to receive work permits. We here at Charlotte Immigration Law Firm are excited for these new programs and look forward to assisting our clients obtain these benefits. If you or a family member is interested in this program, call our Immigration Lawyers in Charlotte NCat (704) 900-2925 or email at contact@charlottelaw.net to schedule an appointment or to reserve your seat for one of our upcoming free information presentations!

About us: Charlotte Immigration Law Firm is a boutique legal practice focusing exclusively in the area of immigration and nationality law. Opened in 2009, the Firm handles a full range of immigration matters, including employment and family based immigration petitions, removal defense, and appeals. Our immigration lawyers in charlotte nc and legal staff help aspiring Americans, their families, and their employers navigate the complexities of U.S. immigration law. We represent our clients before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”), the Executive Office for Immigration Review (“EOIR” or “Immigration Court”), the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”), and consular posts around the world. We provide affordable immigration advice and representation to individuals, families and companies locally and worldwide. As your Immigration Lawyers in Charlotte we strive to construct personalized legal strategies for our clients, and deliver quality advice and competitive services in a trustful, honest, and professional manner. Our Immigration Lawyers in Charlotteoffer clients absolute confidentiality, a rigorous and innovative approach to your legal problems, while the firm’s light structure allows for undivided personal attention and affordable representation. If you need assistance with any immigration matter, please contact our Immigration Lawyers Charlotte NC at 704-944-3239. Our Immigration Lawyers Charlotte provide business immigration advice and representation locally and worldwide. Alex Muntean is an Immigration Lawyer in Charlotte NCproviding immigration advice and representation.

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