President Obama’s new immigration “law”…is actually only a “policy.” Meaning, it can disappear pretty quickly, especially if President Obama loses the November 2012 election.
WHEN TO ACT?
While no formal application is available yet, we know the basic outline of what will be necessary. Begin preparing for Deferred Action now before Republicans in Congress or a new Republican President overturns it. We will ensure you are among the first to apply when DHS formalizes the application process in August.
WHICH BENEFITS WILL I RECEIVE?
You will receive employment authorization, a Social Security number, the right to apply for a drivers license and car insurance and the right to live in the U.S. without fear of “deportation” for two years and possibly longer. Currently, this is not a path to a green card or citizenship but we hope that will change in the future, but…
ONE POTENTIAL PATH TO CITIZENSHIP
Because children 18 are not penalized for unlawful presence, if children under 18 years of age receive this deferred action benefit, they will not have any “unlawful presence” problems. Therefore, if they go to college they can apply for an H-1B visa after graduation for “specialty occupation” employment. From there, they may be eligible for a green card and later citizenship. Not an easy path, but the lesson here is that your B.A. will be worth something very important!!!
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
Depending on the way the rules are written, most immigration attorneys will charge from $1000-$2000 for the deferred action application. To celebrate this new law and to show our commitment to the DREAMers our office will process the first 100 applications under a special “family and friends” discount for as low as $750 — and we will process the case from the comfort of your own home. While we don’t know how much the government will charge to file, you can be sure that you will pay this low amount to us. To see if you qualify, apply now with our Obama 2012 Deferred Action application.
- You were born AFTER June 15, 1981.
- You came to the U.S. BEFORE your 16th birthday.
- You have been here for at least 5 years.
- You have not been convicted of any serious misdemeanors or felonies.
- You are currently in K-12 school or have your GED or high school degree or honorably served in the U.S. Coast Guard or U.S. Armed Forces.
- You are currently at least 15 years old.