NEW YORK, NY November 22, 2014: The Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) plan issued by President Obama on November 2014 is a prosecutorial discretion program administered by USCIS. It provides temporary relief from deportation and work authorization to the parents of children who are U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents(LPRs).
Attorney Robinson Iglesias states “this program is a band-aid to heal some of the wounds created by a massive failure of congress to have an immigration plan that secures our borders and protects US Citizen children-who otherwise would be separated from their parents as mandated by current immigration laws. Mr. Iglesias will team up with Immigration Attorney Nicolas J. Mundy to assist immigrants who wish to benefit from this plan.
If you know anyone who qualifies, based on the criteria below, have them call our office at 718 237 2222.
The program will be open to individuals who:
- have a U.S. citizen or LPR son or daughter as of November 20, 2014
- have continuously resided in the United States since before January 1, 2010
- are physically present in the United States on November 20, 2014, and at the time of applying
- have no lawful immigration status on November 20, 2014
- are not an enforcement priority, which is defined to include individuals with a wide range of criminal convictions (including certain misdemeanors), those suspected of gang involvement and terrorism, recent unlawful entrants, and certain other immigration law violators
- present no other factors that would render a grant of deferred action inappropriate
- pass a background check