On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced his Immigration Executive Action of Deferred Action for Parents of US citizens and lawful permanent residents, commonly referred to as DAPA. Since then, there have been many questions that are frequently asked by both clients and attorneys.
In fact, last Friday, January 16, I attended a meeting with approximately 30 other immigration attorneys in Phoenix to talk about these issues. This meeting was organized by my friend David Asser so that we, as a community of lawyers, could discuss these issues and exchange ideas about who we think qualify for DAPA.
We talked about common questions such as (1) whether or not a US citizen step-child makes his or her undocumented step-parent qualify for DAPA, (2) whether or not a deportation or a voluntary return at the border (depending on when it occurred) affects eligibility, and (3) whether or not someone can still qualify for DAPA if they have a DUI but get it set aside.
If you have lived in the United States since January 1, 2010, and you have a son or daughter (any age!! – under 21 or over 21) who is a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident, call us to make an appointment for a free consultation to see if you qualify for DAPA.
Don’t be a victim of fraud. Talk to an immigration lawyer who can give you answers about whether or not you qualify for DAPA.
Call for a free consultation.
Robert Coughlon, Jr., Attorney at Law