DAPA/ Executive Action

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Requirements for DAPA

President Obama currently announced a new executive order; this will affect more than five million people, including parents of U.S citizen children or lawful permanent resident children, you may be eligible and not be prepared to start the process. Although this order will not come into effect until a couple of more months, we highly encourage you to please not leave this till the last minute.

DAPA:

  • Allows parents to request deferred action and employment authorization if they:
    • Have lived in the United States continuously since January 1, 2010;
    • Had, on November 20, 2014, a son or daughter who is  a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
    • Are not an enforcement priority for removal from the United States, under the November 20, 2014, Policies for the Apprehension, Detention and Removal of Undocumented Immigrants Memorandum.

Notes: USCIS will consider each request for Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) on a case-by-case basis. Enforcement priorities include (but are not limited to) national security and public safety threats.

Here, are a couple of suggestions that could help make this process easier for you:

1) Your birth certificate, legible and in good condition.

2) Any sort of valid identification:

-Consulate ID

-Passport

*FIEL offers a membership ID.

3) Keep your tax returns up to date.

*Income Tax, FIEL is providing these services

4) Look for, save and order any paper works that contains your name and dates since you have been here in the U.S. for example:

-Passport

-School Documents

-Diplomas

-Any Medical Stubs

-Medical Prescriptions

– Birth certificates of your children

– Bank statements etc.

 

 5) Collect all addresses where you have lived before and of course your present address.

6) If you have a criminal record, request a “Final Court Disposition” at the court where you have been arrested. This will determine if you qualify.

7) When the time comes, make your appointment with us! 

Recommendations

  • Remember, there is NO announced date for the application, DO NOT be fooled by unscrupulous lawyers or notaries who ask for money in advance.
  • FIEL will be helping with the process of all paperwork at a low cost and with legal representation.
  • If you are in need of orientation please call FIEL or any other organization of your liking. You can also contact your attorney for additional information.
  • If you are arrested, remember you have the right to remain silent. Demand your right to make a phone call and contact your attorney.

For more information call 713-364-3435 or email info@fielhouston.org

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