Immigration News

  • Some Children in Central America May Be Able Join Parents in US

    The Central American Minors (CAM) Refugee/Parole Program began accepting applications from parents in the US in December 2014 for unmarried children, under age 21 who reside in El Salvador, Guatemala or Honduras. This includes parents who are in the US under deferred action programs. CAM is meant to provide an alternative to the difficult journey that children have been making on their own to join their parents in the US. For more information on who is eligible for this program and how to apply,…

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  • Deferred Action for Children (DACA) - February 18th

    For up to date information regarding DACA, see our newest post. Or Visit USCIS.gov. USCIS will begin accepting deferred action immigration applications for children (DACA) who arrived in the US before their 16th birthday using the new, expanded requirements on February 18, 2015. This program provides temporary relief from deportation. It allows those whose applications are granted to apply for permission to work legally in the US. Requirements for Expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arr…

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  • Birth Certificates for Mexican Citizens

    If you were born in Mexico and are now in the US, you may be able to get your birth certificate from a Mexican consulate in the US. For more information on getting a birth certificate from a Mexican consulate in the US click on Mexican Birth Certificates. An executive action by President Obama last November provides for some undocumented immigrants in the US to apply for something called Deferred Action for Parents or DAPA. If you had a US citizen or permanent resident child in the US by 11/20/…

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  • DACA Renewal

    Reminder to those who have already applied for DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. If your approved DACA application is expiring, you may request that it be renewed. USCIS recommends that renewal applications be filed 120 days (four months) before your period of deferred action expires. To determine whether you are eligible to file an application to renew DACA, and for information on how to apply go to Renew DACA.…

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  • Deferred Action Plan of Action

    Those who may be eligible for deferred action, either as the parent of a US citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) child, or as a child who entered the US before age 16, should continue collecting documents that help them prove that they were physically present in the US for five years before 1/1/2010. For more information on collecting documents for future deferred action applications, go to Deferred Action. Please note that although it may be helpful to begin planning for deferred a…

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