What is President Obama’s New Deferred Action?

////What is President Obama’s New Deferred Action?
On November 20, 2014 President Obama signed an executive action saving two types of immigrants from deportation:1. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) young immigrants whom entered the United States before the age of 16 and have been in the U.S for five years.2. Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) parents of U.S citizens or green card holders that have been in the country for more than five years.

Benefits of DACA/DAPA

  • Granted work authorization in the U.S
  • Granted to apply for social security
  • Apply for Driver’s license
  • May be able to buy, insure and register a car under your name
  • Can leave the country for visitation purposes through advance parole

How soon can I apply for DACA?

  1. For DAPA; parents can apply 180 days after announcement date, which is May 19, 2015
  2. For DACA; you can apply 90 days after announcement date, which is February 18, 2015

Is there a cutoff date?

There are no deadlines for the applications or eligibility. However, USCIS will be receiving many applications; it is important to begin right away.

How can you prepare for DACA/DAPA program?

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