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On Friday June 15, 2012, The President of the United States Barrack Obama announced a new agency policy pertaining to certain immigrant that were brought to the United States as children and who have remained in the United States since that time without immigration status.
This group commonly referred to as the “Dreamers” have been given this name because they would potentially benefit from a series of laws that have been introduced, but never passed known as the Dream Act.
Since the Dream Act has not yet become law the President has decided to implement a new limited policy that will benefit some of these Dreamers. At the Law Firm of Leon Hazany and Associates, we applaud this new measure. Our attorneys are available to assist our clients in pursuing this new immigration benefit.
Although the policy has not yet been fully implemented potential applicants can begin preparing now to submit their application. Each and every application will be decided on the particular facts of the applicants’ case.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, which is responsible for implementing this new President Obama U.S. Immigration policy, in order to be eligible for this program the applicant must:
1.) Have come to the United States under the age of 16;
2.) Have continuously resided in the United States for at least five years preceding June 15, 2012 (and can document this);
3.) Were present in the United States on June 15, 2012 (and can document this);
4.) Are currently in school, have graduated from high school, have obtained a general educationdevelopment (G.E.D.) certificate, or are honorably discharged veterans of the Coast Guard or ArmedForces of the United States;
5.) Have not been convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor offense, multiplemisdemeanor offenses, or otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety; and
6.) Not be above the age of 30.
As clearly set forth above there are some ambiguities in the policy that have yet to be interpreted or decided one way or the other. As with any other immigration benefit, Applicants may have difficulty documenting certain aspects of their application. Leon Hazany and Associates and our team of Immigration Law Experts have dealt with new policies similar to this one and are in a position to assist you with your case and to assist qualified applicant’s with their applications and supporting packages using our expertise and experience.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. What benefit does this new policy provide?
A. The new policy provides qualified applicants with Deferred Action for a period of two years.
Q. What is deferred action?
A. Deferred action is a discretionary determination to defer removal action of an individual as an act ofprosecutorial discretion.
Q. Is Deferred action the same as Permanent Residency?
Q. If I am approved for Deferred Action can I get a Work Permit?
A. Yes.or subsequent periods of unlawful presence.
Q. What Benefits does a Work Permit provide?
A. With a Work Permit you are eligible to get a Social Security card (valid for the same period as your work permit). You can also get a Drivers License if you otherwise qualify. You can also get a State I.D. card if you otherwise qualify.
Q. Will Deferred Action lead to Lawful Permanent Resident Status.
A. Probably not.
Q. Can I travel internationally with a grant of Deferred Action?
A. Probably Not.
Q. If I have certain convictions that may disqualify me for this benefit, is there anything I can do?
A. Maybe. You should consult with a qualified attorney about the conviction.
Q. Has the Dream Act become law?
A. No, as with any federal law the Dream Act can only be passed by Congress and signed into law by the President. Instead, the President has exercised his power to prioritize agency actions a change in existing policy to assist Dreamers.
Q. Has the Law Firm of Leon Hazany and Associates every handled Deferred Action cases before.
A. Yes. Although this is a new policy that also allows for Deferred Action, Deferred Action is a benefit that has been around for a long time in other situations and this law firm has handled a number of Deferred Actions cases, including Deferred Action for Dreamers..
Specifically, we provide representation for a wide range of immigration issues:
To be a successful immigration law lawyer, you must have experience, knowledge, expertise, skill, and integrity. This is exactly what Omar Zambrano has, to represent you in your immigration case.
With years of legal counsel experience, Omar Zambrano is completely familiar with California immigration law and what is required to be a successful legal representative.
The beauty of immigration law is the diversity and case variety. Omar Zambrano knows that no two immigration cases are the same, and that each one must be treated with the utter most attention to detail. Regardless of immigration status, Omar Zambrano represented each client with the dignity and respect that they deserve.
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