Houston Immigration Defense Lawyer
Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Attorney
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 Law Firm, P.C. 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
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
- 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!
Get a trusted legal team behind you. Tell our Fort Bend County defense
attorneys about your situation during your
free case consultation.