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Deferred Action for Parents of United States Citizen and  Lawful Permanent Resident Children (DAPA)

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced the new deferred action initiative to help the undocumented parents of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents. 


Anyone impacted by this should be careful of notarios and unlicensed consultants who will use this announcement to try and scam people. Please keep in mind that no new application forms are available yet and the guidelines that will determine eligibility aren't finalized yet. Don't let someone ruin your chances for possible benefits; seek qualified counsel for these important decisions. 


To be eligible for deferred action for parents, you must have continuously resided in the United States since January 1, 2010; have a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident child on November 20, 2014; and pass a background check.

Additional guidance on DAPA will be available in the weeks and months ahead. The DAPA program should be available on May 19, 2015.


The government filing fee is expected to be $465.


Deferred action does not grant lawful status within the United States, nor is it a pathway to U.S. citizenship.

The article above provides general information about DAP and is not intended to be legal advice. If you have questions specific to your case, to schedule a consultation, please call immigration lawyer Tanya Powers at (704) 556-1156 for the Charlotte office, (828) 394-1196 for the Hickory office, or click here.


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