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There are over 5 million undocumented immigrants living in America right now. President Obama just called for action on the current immigration laws, saying the system was "broken," and is seeking to overhaul much of it. In response to that, two new programs were created, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability.

The President believes that current immigration laws do little to help the nation's situation. The new reforms seek to keep the law-abiding people in, and keep the criminals out. This can be a difficult area for some who are unsure of their own legal status. That is why our firm is here to help. The Stornello & Correro Law Firm, PLLC hopes that our efforts can efficiently guide those who wish to immigrate to America lawfully.

New Immigration Programs

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, and Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) are the two main programs that were unveiled during the president's call to reform. If, for example, a parent of a U.S. citizen of permanent resident is facing deportation, then the program can extend some time for the parent to stay in the U.S. and be authorized to work. For children, the DACA program can also assist with those facing removal proceedings.

These are the current eligibility requirements:

  • Arrived in the U.S. before the age of 16
  • Below the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012
  • Have resided in the U.S. since June 15, 2007
  • Physically present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012 and also at the time of requesting DACA
  • Did not have a lawful status on June 15, 2012
  • Have had no serious misdemeanor convictions or felonies

If you are worried about not meeting these requirements, then you should speak to our Houston immigration and criminal lawyers as soon as possible. We have vast knowledge on the many areas of immigration and criminal law. We may also be able to assist you with expunging your record and representing you in court should it be necessary, if there is any reason you believe your ability to apply for DACA or DAPA might be threatened by criminal charges. Our attorneys have a proven track record of success in fighting and winning criminal cases, and we are ready to help you!

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