Immigration News: DAPA and Expanded DACA in Limbo

Immigration News: DAPA and Expanded DACA in Limbo

On November 20, 2014 Obama announced his executive actions on immigration, which are widely considered to be an attempt to reform the US immigration system. The major points of these initiatives are as follows: 1. A new Deferred Action for Parents of US Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents also known as Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA), which allows parents of US citizens and permanent residents to stay legally in the country and get an employment authorization for 3 years. 2. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) now includes those who arrived to US before the age of 16 and lived here since January 1, 2010. 3. Spouses, sons […]