Did you come to the United States under the age of 16, or have you lived in the USA for 5 years and have a U.S. citizen son or daughter? You may be eligible for work authorization and relief from a removal proceedings or final order of removal.
DREAMers – Deferred Action from Removal from the United States
On June 15, 2012, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that DHS will, in the exercise of its prosecutorial discretion, consider granting deferred action to individuals who:
- Came to the United States under the age of 16;
- Have continuously resided in the U.S. for at least five years preceding January 1, 2010;
- Are currently in school, have graduated from high school, have obtained a GED, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or U.S. Armed Forces;
- Have not been convicted of a felony, a significant misdemeanor, or multiple misdemeanors, or do not otherwise post a threat to national security or public safety; and
On December 16th, President Obama announced a new program to allow parents of US citizens to stay and work in the USA. You must have entered the USA prior to January 1, 2014 and have a U.S. citizen son or daughter.
- Individuals who have been identified through the ongoing prosecutorial discretion case review process announced on November 17, 2011: ICE is instructed to immediately begin the process of deferring action against individuals who have already been identified as meeting the criteria and who have been offered administrative closure or termination as part of the ongoing prosecutorial discretion case review process, even if they declined the offer.
- Individuals who are encountered by ICE or CBP: ICE and CBP are instructed to immediately exercise discretion to prevent those who meet the criteria from being placed in removal proceedings or removed from the United States.
Call today for legal representation for your relief: 215-405-0555.
The Law Offices of John J. Hykel has over 20 years of experience in Immigration Law and has represented thousands of foreign nationals in removal proceedings. John J. Hykel is a former General Attorney with the Citizenship and Immigration Service (predecessor of USCIS).
John Hykel serves clients in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. Do you live in Philadelphia or the surrounding counties? If you do, John Hykel is the immigration attorney for you!
Soñadores: ¿Has venido a los Estados Unidos bajo la edad de 16, o han vivido en los Estados Unidos durante 5 años y tienen un hijo ciudadano estadounidense o hija? Usted puede ser elegible para un permiso de trabajo y el alivio de un proceso de deportación o el orden final de deportación.