Millions of young, undocumented people across the country have lived in the United States since they were children and call this country home. But until recently, they have had to live in fear of deportation and had difficulty getting a well-paying job or a higher education. However, now a new immigration policy called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) makes it possible for some immigrants to work and to receive exemption from deportation for a limited period of time.
At De Castroverde Law Group, we applaud the young men and women who wish to live exciting, productive, and prosperous lives in the United States, even if they did not enter the country legally when they were children. We are committed to helping anyone who is eligible for DACA status complete their application and tackle any other related immigration issues.
As part of his plan for immigration reform, President Barack Obama began the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in June 2012. The immigration policy allows some undocumented immigrants to remain in the United States for two years without threat of deportation and gives them the opportunity to work. The policy is for those who came to the United States before the age of 16 and who are currently under the age of 31.
Although DACA status only lasts for a short number of years, and although it does not directly lead to U.S. citizenship, it does give young people an opportunity to access many of the rights and benefits of U.S. citizens. For example, someone with DACA status can:
About 1.7 million people are eligible for DACA status and about 75 percent of those eligible are original residents of Mexico and Central America.
In order to obtain DACA status, you must meet a number of different requirements, including:
There have been several recent changes to the DACA program and, in addition, more changes may take place soon regarding eligibility and guidelines. The best way to stay abreast of these changes and to fully understand the law is to speak with a qualified and knowledgeable immigration attorney. Our legal team can help you understand whether you are eligible and how you can best secure DACA status. Specifically, we can help you with the following tasks and legal issues:
To learn more about our DACA-related legal services, contact our law firm today.
We are here to help you with your immigration legal issue, no matter how big or small. Our team of Spanish speaking immigration attorneys will guide you through the following:
Facing deportation can be overwhelming and confusing. We can help you and your family through every step of the process, from representing you at your deportation hearing to appealing removal orders to the Board of Immigration Appeals.
We have vast experience helping people file for adjustment of status. Whether it be that you are applying as an asylee to get a green card or whether you are transitioning from a visa to a green card, we can help you through your legalization process.
We assist sponsors and their family members with a range of family-based immigration issues, including I-130 immigrant petitions, marriage-based visas, fiancé visas, parent-child petitions, and sibling petitions.
We are here to help you with your immigration legal issue, no matter how big or small. Whether you need assistance with a visa petition, or whether you need to bring your immigration case to federal court, our legal team can guide you through the system and find a resolution.
Immigration issues are stressful and have a huge effect on your family. Our Las Vegas immigration lawyers aim to ease this difficult time and help you reach a solution.
One common type of immigration is family-based immigration. This occurs when one family member already lives in the United States lawfully, and another family member uses his or her relationship as a basis for immigrating to the U.S. There are two different types of immigration that are considered family-based:
The United States allows people with certain valuable skills to immigrate either temporarily or permanently to the United States. Permanent employment-based immigration allows 140,000 people per year to come the United States. That number is broken up into various subcategories. As for temporary workers, there are more than twenty different types of visas depending on what sort of work a person will be doing here and what the duration of that work is.
Refugees and asylees make up a portion of those who immigrate to the United States. These people are typically fleeing persecution in their home countries or are unable to return to their homeland due to some sort of extraordinary or life-threatening condition. Each of these programs has strict requirements depending on an individual’s situation.
In order for a person to become a United States citizen, he or she must have had his or her green card for at least five years. Under certain limited circumstances, this can be decreased to three years for certain applicants. A naturalization applicant must also be at least 18 years old, be able to demonstrate continuous residency, prove his or her good moral character, pass citizenship exams, and pay application fees in addition to other possible requirements. There are special rules that apply to members of the U.S. military who are seeking citizenship.