DHS’s New Deferred Action Policy

On Friday, June 15th, The Obama Administration announced that DHS will now be able to offer deferred action to certain undocumented individuals who otherwise would have qualified for the DREAM Act.  We are awaiting further information from the relevant agencies regarding how the policy will be implemented.  As more details become available, we hope to keep you posted.

For a description of the policy, other resources, and FAQ’s:

Dept. of Homeland Security’s FAQ

American Immigration Lawyers Association

American Immigration Council

This is good news on the road to our ultimate goal, comprehensive reform of our broken immigration system.

This is a positive step in the right direction, and has the potential to offer relief to thousands of immigrants and families who have been living in the shadows.  The new policy, however, does not offer a path to citizenship for DREAMers, and it is not the end of our fight.

 *As a note, when policy announcements like this are made, our community often sees and uptick in notario fraud – unscrupulous practitioners who will take immigrants’ money while they fraudulently claim to be able to help them with their legal issues.  When seeking council or representation, make sure you are working with a licensed attorney or an accredited representative.  http://www.stopnotariofraud.org/

 As always, please feel free to contact the office with questions.

In Solidarity,

MIRA

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