Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Why hire the Law Offices of David M. Kramer to help obtain deferred action under President Obama’s recently announced program regarding young people who came to the U.S. as children?

On June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would not deport certain undocumented individuals who came to the U.S. as children and would provide them with temporary relief called deferred action.

If you are eligible for deferred action, this relief will allow you to temporarily remain in the U.S. without danger of deportation or removal and will allow you to apply for a work permit for the period during which you have deferred action status.

The federal government must establish an application process within 60 days, or before August 14, 2012. Even though the requirements for deferred action look simple, there are still many questions that need to be answered by the DHS so that you will know how this new policy will be implemented.  Some unresolved questions are as follows:

  •  What level of documentation will DHS require to prove “physical presence” and “continuous residence” for 5 years before June 15, 2012?
  • What if you have no evidence of your physical presence in the U.S. on June 15, 2012? Will DHS presume you were present on that date if you can prove you were present on days near that date?
  • How do you demonstrate “economic necessity” in order to obtain a work permit from DHS?
  • If you were out of the U.S. for a short period of time, how will the DHS interpret the meaning of “humanitarian purposes” as the reason for your absence to excuse the requirement of your continuous presence in the U.S.?
  • Will the DHS require that you are currently enrolled in school at the time of filing your application for deferred action?
  • How will the DHS determine that a significant misdemeanor disqualifies a person for deferred action?
  • What type of traffic violation will be treated as “non-significant misdemeanors” so as not to disqualify individuals?
  • Will certain positive factors allow an applicant to qualify for deferred action despite a disqualifying criminal offense?
  • Under what circumstances will individuals granted deferred action be allowed to travel abroad? How will the DHS determine whether your reasons for international travel are justifiable under the regulations?
  • What will happen to individuals whose requests for deferred action are denied?

David M. Kramer is a Certified Specialist in Immigration Law and has been assisting clients for more than 3 decades in obtaining immigration benefits and relief in programs similar to the new deferred action program.

These cases will be decided by the DHS on a case-by-case basis and all the details are not available yet. With Mr. Kramer’s assistance, you can greatly increase your likelihood of success in obtaining benefits under the new program.

Call the Law Offices of David M. Kramer today for a free initial consultation.