Sunday, March 22, 2015

Immigration Executive Orde

Immigration Executive Order

Here is part:

It Removes the Age Cap for "Dreamers"

Those covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the group informally known as "Dreamers," will be expanded under President Obama's executive order. DACA previously allowed those who entered the United States illegally as children under the age of 16 to avoid deportation and receive work permits. But eligibility was limited to only those born after June 15, 1981. This birthdate limitation has been lifted, and even undocumented immigrants who are in their 40s (who were brought here as children) will be able to apply for DACA.

OK, in earlier posts I explained two of the major provisions of President Obama's recent Immigration Executive Order. One provision lifts the age limitation for Dreamers, and another provides a process for undocumented parents to defer removal action (deportation). Thus, the focus is on children and parents (that is, families).

The Executive Order also expands the provisional waiver program announced in 2013 by allowing (a) the spouses, sons and daughters of lawful permanent residents and (b) the sons and daughters of U.S. citizens to obtain a waiver if a visa is available. The Order also clarifies the meaning of the “extreme hardship” standard that must be met to obtain a waiver.

Thus, the Order applies to undocumented individuals who have resided unlawfully in the United States for at least 180 days and who are (a) the sons and daughters of U.S. citizens; or (b) the spouse and sons or daughters of lawful permanent residents.

Currently, only spouses and minor children of U.S. citizens are allowed to apply to obtain a provisional waiver if a visa is available.

Again, the focus is on the family, no "amnesty" is involved, and no "path to citizenship is created.

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