DEFERRED ACTION FOR PARENTS OF AMERICANS
On November 20, 2014, the President announced a series of executive actions to crack down on undocumented immigration at the border, prioritize deporting felons not families, and require certain undocumented immigrants to pass a criminal background check and pay taxes in order to temporarily stay in the U.S. without f ear of deportation.
Allowing parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to request deferred action and employment authorization for three years, in a new Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents*(DAPA) program, provided they have lived in the United States continuously since January 1, 2010, and pass required background checks
- Have lived in the United States continuously since January 1, 2010
- Has, 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 Memorandium
It will be open to apply for DAPA in late May of 2015 (temporary date)