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Immigration News Flash

Law Offices of John Eluwa, PLLC is poised to inform and update its clients and the public about the benefits of comprehensive immigration reform: how it will meet the country’s social, cultural and economic needs. We also provide resources vital to help clients to be aware of the myriad of changes in immigration law.

President Obama's Executive Order on Immigration

On November 20, 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama announced a series of executive actions to improve the enforcement of illegal immigration at the border, prioritize deporting felons not families, and require certain undocumented immigrants to pass a criminal background check and pay taxes in order to temporarily stay in the U.S. without fear of deportation.

These executive order initiatives include:

  • Expanding the population eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to young people who came to this country before turning 16 years old and have been present since January 1, 2010, and extending the period of DACA and work authorization from two years to three years.
  • Allowing parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents who have been present in the country since January 1, 2010, to request deferred action and employment authorization for three years, in a new Deferred Action for Parental Accountability program, provided they pass required background checks.
  • Expanding the use of provisional waivers of unlawful presence to include the spouses and sons and daughters of lawful permanent residents and the sons and daughters of U.S. citizens.
  • Modernizing, improving and clarifying immigrant and nonimmigrant programs to grow our economy and create jobs.
  • Promoting citizenship education and public awareness for lawful permanent residents and providing an option for naturalization applicants to use credit cards to pay the application fee.

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American Immigration Lawyers AssociationAILA History and Purpose

The American Immigration Lawyers Association is the national association of immigration lawyers founded in October 14, 1946 to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.

One of the main goals of AILA is to educate the public about the ways in which U.S. immigration law and policy serves the national interest by reuniting American families, protecting refugees, & providing U.S. employers with the specialized skills they need to remain globally competitive.

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