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Expands the use of the provisional unlawful presence waiver (Form I-601A).  The waiver now applies to the spouses, sons, and daughters of lawful permanent residents and the sons and daughters of U.S. Citizens. 

The waiver is available to undocumented individuals who have been in the U.S. for at least 180 days and fall into one of the relationship categories referenced above, with a showing of "extreme hardship".

More details are avaliable here.   

Deferred Action for Parents of Americans & Lawful Permanent Residents allows parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to request deferred action and employment authorization for three years.  Other criteria must be met such as the parents must have lived in the U.S. continuously since January 1, 2010 and pas required background checks.  

This program is not yet open for application and USCIS is still finalizing application requirements and details.  However, you can begin preparing for the implementation of the program by gathering personal documents to establish the following:

  1. 1. You have lived in the U.S. continuously since Jan. 1, 2010;
  2. 2. On Nov. 20, 2014, you had a son or daughter that was a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident; and
  3. 3. You are not an enforcement priority for removal from the U.S. according to the new enforcement priorities announced on Nov. 20, 2014.

More details are available here.

FEBRUARY 18, 2015, USCIS will begin accepting applications for expanded DACA.

DACA now covers people of any current age who entered the U.S. before the age of 16 and lived in the U.S. continuously since Jan. 1, 2010.

DACA now also provides for an approval and work authorization for three years, up from the previous period of two years. 

More details are available here.

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a series of Executive Actions to address border security, enforcement priorities and expansion of various other programs.  Ninety days (90) after his announcement, some of the expanded provisions have gone into effect, such as the expanded provisions of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).  Additional provisions will go into effect over the coming months.  Please visit this page often for additional details and updates as they occur.

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