Sunday, February 15, 2015

Judge temporarily blocks DAPA. Has no effect on DACA.

As expected,  a Republican judge Andrew Hanen of Texas on Monday night temporarily blocked the first of several programs Mr. Obama announced in November to offer work permits and a three-year reprieve from deportation to more than four million immigrants who are parents of U.S.citizens and who have no criminal record.
The decision is temporary and was immediately appealed by the Obama Administration.  It will probably be  overturned. All are urged to continue to prepare for their application.

The temporary decision has no effect on DACA applications.

Get familiar with the Do’s and Don’ts of the relief program Deferred Action for Parents (DAPA):

The Do’s

USA_checkDo:  Collect documents to prove your: identity, presence in the U.S. on November 20, 2014, continuous residence in the U.S. since January 1, 2010, relationship with U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident child.
USA_checkDo:   Get information from iAmerica and help from reputable community legal services organizations or attorneys.
USA_checkDo:   Contact the consulate of your home country to get your ID.
USA_checkDo:   Save money for filing fees. Currently filing fees for deferred action are $465.
USA_checkDo:   Visit our page on all things DAPA to get more facts, find out if you qualify and much more.

The Don’ts

524px-X_markDon’t:   Travel outside the U.S. Travel outside the U.S. before you are granted DAPA and permission to travel may cause you to be ineligible for DAPA. If you are found trying to return to the U.S. after traveling, you will NOT be eligible for DAPA. Don’t take a chance – don’t travel outside the U.S.
524px-X_markDon’t:  Tell others that you are applying for DAPA. The information that you are applying for DAPA means that you do not have work authorization. This information could cost your job.
524px-X_markDon’t:   Give money to notaries or scammers who promise to help you apply for DAPA. You will not be able to apply for DAPA for several more months. People asking for money before knowing what the application looks may be trying to trick you.


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