Aretz & Heise Immigration applauds Immigration’s on-time implementation of the promised Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, originally announced on June 15, 2012. While not a permanent fix, the deferred action initiative gives new hope to young people who qualify to live free from fear of deportation. The guidelines, which can be found on our website at http://www.immigrationdenver.com/deferred-action-for-dreamers/ are seemingly straightforward, although there are a number of potential issues that may arise in a person’s request.
“This is a tremendous initiative on the part of DHS and USCIS, and a tremendous opportunity for young people who were brought to the United States; for many the United States is the only country they know,” said AILA President Laura Lichter.
Lichter continues, “there are potentially over a million young people eager to take a first step forward into a promising future. The best thing they can do is to educate themselves so they don’t get scammed. While many will be successful in requesting deferred action, immigration law is extremely complex. No one considering applying should do so without first consulting with qualified counsel, whether one-on-one with a lawyer, or through one of the many community programs providing immigration services or pro bono programs in which AILA lawyers throughout the country are participating.”
It is important to note that although Immigration has begun accepting requests, as of August 15, 2012, there is no deadline for filing! Therefore, it is highly recommended to first review your case legally with a reputable attorney before submitting your case to Immigration. “Having the right advocate on your side is absolutely essential,” Lichter said.
We look forward to USCIS conducting these reviews promptly and efficiently, but as of now, Immigation advises that the process will likely take “several months.”
For more information about this program and to review your eligiblity with experienced and caring immigration attorneys, call Aretz & Heise Immigration TODAY at 303-495-2013.