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THE USCIS has announced that it will begin accepting applications for #DeferredActionforChildhoodArrivals (#DACA) under the expanded guidelines the President announced last November, on February 18, 2015.  Under “DACA II,” a person who arrived in the US while under the age of 16 on or before January 1, 2010 may apply for deferred action and a work permit, as long as otherwise qualified.

The first of the new executive actions to go into effect this year, the #DACAII program expands the population of eligible applicants for #deferredaction and #workauthorization to include young people who came to this country before turning 16 years old who have been present in the US since January 1, 2010, and extends the period of DACA validity and work authorization from two years to three years.

DACA II eliminates the age “ceiling” restriction of the first DACA, which made ineligible any person who had already reached the age of 31 as of the program’s effective date.  Under DACA II, the age of the applicant at the time of filing is not relevant, only the age at which the person first arrived in the US is important. USCIS anticipates that it will receive thousands of applications as soon as the filing period commences on February 18, 2015.

In addition to expanding the DACA program, the #ExecutiveActions will allow also allow parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents born on or before November 20, 2014, who have been in the country since January 1, 2010, to request deferred action and employment authorization for three years in a new #DeferredActionforParentalAccountability (#DAPA) program, provided they pass required background checks.  This “DAPA” program is scheduled to become effective in May 2015.

Under the 2014 #ExecutiveAction initiatives, eligibility for “ #provisionalwaivers ” of “ #unlawfulpresence ” for #greencard applicants has also been expanded to include the spouses and sons and daughters of lawful permanent residents and the sons and daughters of U.S. citizens.  The #provisionalwaiver allows an applicant for a green card who is subject to the “3 and 10 year bar” to obtain a waiver while still in the US prior to departing for an #immigrantvisa interview abroad.  In many cases, individuals who are not eligible to adjust status in the US because of #overstay and other violations must appear for an #immigrantvisainterview to obtain a green card.  The Provisional Waiver was originally only available to “immediate relative” spouse and parents of US citizens. The expanded provisional waiver will be available when the USCIS implements its new guidelines this year.

Immigrants who believe they may be affected or could benefit from DACA II or the other new executive action programs should consult with a competent immigration attorney for a correct understanding of the rules and avoid “notaries” and “consultants” in seeking their new status.

#Obama #ImmigrationAction #ExecutiveAction #DACA #DAPA #DeferredAction #Immigration #ImmigrationLaw #ImmigrationRelief #ImmigrantRights #Immigrants #ImmigrantVisas #WorkAuthorization #WorkPermits #EmploymentAuthorization  
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More than 200 people being detained in immigration custody in Arizona have been released during the last month in light of the new enforcement directives from President Obama handed to Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials confirmed this week.
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Deferred Action Plan Expanding to Millions More Immigrants
Washington's top ambassador for the program made a swing through LA to discuss the big changes on the way.
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As some 4 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. prepare to file for immigration reprieve, Washington's top ambassador for the idea is drumming up support on the West Coast.
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The passage of the Homeland Security bill has been stalled in Congress for days, with politicians on both sides of the aisle blocking it. Currently, there are five anti-immigration amendments attached to the bill, and Republicans refuse to pass it unless those amendments are left alone. Among the five is a provision that would defund the...
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's week started with a bad case of foot-in-mouth during his three-day trip to England, and went downhill from there, reaching new lows for ethics and good, open government -- even for New Jersey....
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WASHINGTON -- As undocumented immigrants prepare to apply for President Barack Obama's new deportation relief programs, they're also facing a barrage of concerning news. House Republicans voted to end the policies. Senate Republicans are aiming to do...
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The Catholic Pope has garnered nothing but serious opposition and pushback from America's evangelical and Catholic Republican movement, and now the Koch brothers and their dirty energy cabal have joined what is developing into a dirty oil-evangelical war against Pope Francis.
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Steve Inskeep's wide-ranging interview with President Obama covers recent executive actions on Cuba and immigration, race relations in the U.S., health care and extending democracy in the Middle East.
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  • Casa Esperanza
    Non-profit legal services, 2005 - present
  • Casa Esperanza
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Bound Brook, New Jersey
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Bound Brook, New Jersey - Plainfield, New Jersey
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732-748-1111, 732-748-1113, 732-748-2012, 732-748-2013
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213 West Union Ave., Bound Brook, NJ, 08805
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Immigrant rights support network/legal services clinic/community service organization
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Casa Esperanza is a non-profit organization created to serve the needs of immigrants and refugees in their search for affordable legal, educational and social services, as well as to be a place to go when they need help. Our goal is to help immigrants and refugees to understand how the legal system works in the United States and avoid mistakes that can risk their opportunity to have a better life. Quienes somos Casa esperanza es una organización sin fines de lucro que fue creada para servir a los inmigrantes y refugiados que necesitan servicios legales, educacionales y sociales a bajo costo; así como un lugar a donde acudir cuando necesitan ayuda. Nuestra meta es ayudar a que los inmigrantes y refugiados comprendan como funciona el sistema legal en los Estados Unidos y así evitar que cometan errores que ponga en riesgo su oportunidad de tener una mejor vida en este país. Our Services Legal: Immigration Court cases: Asylum, Withholding of Removal, Deportation, and Appeals, etc. Immigrant Visa Petitions: Family Petitions, Immigrants and Non-Immigrant Visas, Employment Visas, Lawful Permanent Residency, Student visas, Special Immigrant Visas, Change of Status, Visa Extensions, etc. Other Immigration Matters: Self-Petitions (Domestic Violence), Consular Visas, NACARA, Special Immigrant Juvenile Petitions, TPS, etc. Other Legal Services Representation before the Superior Court: including Custody, Adoption, Child support, Divorce, Annulments, Municipal Court (traffic violations), Real Estate Closings, Power of Attorney; Translations, Notarizations, etc. Social: We can assist you in obtaining health, education and housing benefits available in your area. We can also help you in securing food, clothing, furnishings, and shelter. Nuestros Servicios Legal: Casos en la Corte de Inmigración: Asilos, Detención de Remoción, Deportación, Apelaciones, etc. Visa para Inmigrantes: Peticiones Familiares, Visas de Inmigrantes, Visas de Trabajo, Residencia Permanente, Visas de Estudiante, Visas Especiales para Inmigrantes, Cambio de Estatus, Extensión de Visas, etc. Otras Peticiones: Petición Individual por abuso domestico, Visas Consulares, NACARA, Peticiones Especiales Juveniles, TPS, etc., Otros Servicios Legales Representación ante la Corte Superior: Incluyendo Custodia, Adopción, Child Support, Divorcio, Anulación, etc.; Corte Municipal (violaciones de tráfico); Cierre de Propiedades; Poderes Legales; Traducciones; Notarizaciones, etc., Sociales Podemos ayudarle para que obtenga beneficios de salud, educación y vivienda disponibles en su área. Le asesoramos además sobre lugares que proveen alimentos ropa, muebles y alberge. Additional Services Education and Employment Assistance: Our ESL school has a trained educator and didactic materials for all levels. We also provide Naturalization classes for citizenship. We also provide referrals to Employment agencies in our area. Counseling A professional counselor who assists battered families to get through violence-related issues as well as teen-related issues. * Appointment needed. Casa Esperanza P. O. Box 2693 Plainfield, NJ 08805 Tel: (732) 748-1111 & 1113 Fax: (732) 748-1121 Servicios Adicionales Educación y asistencia para Empleo: Nuestra escuela de Ingles cuenta con un educador entrenado y materiales didácticos para todos los niveles. También tenemos disponibles clases de naturalización para ciudadanía. Aquí le proveemos también referencias para agencias de empleos en nuestra área. Consejería: Contamos con un consejero profesional quien asiste a nuestras familias con problemas provocados por violencia así como también a adolescentes. *Favor solicitar cita. Office Hours Horas de Oficina Lunes/Monday 10 AM - 6 PM Martes/Tuesday 10 AM - 6 PM Miércoles/Wednesday 10 AM - 6 PM Jueves/Thursday 10 AM - 6 PM Viernes/Friday 10 AM - 6 PM
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Saving the otherwise unrepresented from deportation, including abused women, abandoned & neglected children & the elderly
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  • Yale University
    Theology
  • University of Connecticut School of Law
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  • University of Maryland, College Park
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