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President's Announcement on Administrative Relief

Para información en español favor de consultar la página aquí.

To watch the president’s announcement on administrative relief on immigration go to: WhiteHouse.gov/Live.

LULAC has developed a number of resources in order to provide the appropriate assistance to the immigrant population. Specifically, in the coming weeks, LULAC will host a livestream seminar with key agencies providing information about the application process. Further, through its Hispanic Immigrant Integration Program, LULAC provides assistance with immigration applications. Lastly, members can go to www.iAmerica.org for more information.

What does Administrative Relief mean?

By taking executive action, the president, for at least the next two years, has changed the lives of millions of people. USCIS will establish a program, similar to DACA but called DAPA, under which the undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), who meet certain stringent criteria, will be able to request three years of deferred action and work authorization upon completion of a background check and the approval of a USCIS adjudicator.

The program will be open to individuals who:

  • have a U.S. citizen or LPR child as of November 20, 2014;
  • have continuously resided in the United States since before January 1, 2010;
  • are physically present in the United States on November 20, 2014 and at the time of applying;
  • have no lawful immigration status on November 20, 2014;
  • are not an enforcement priority; and
  • are not otherwise undeserving of a favorable exercise of discretion.

When an immigrant is granted “deferred action,” it means the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has deemed the individual a low priority for immigration enforcement and has chosen to exercise its discretion and not deport the individual. Deferred action provides temporary relief from enforcement but may be revoked at any time. Deferred action is not amnesty or immunity. It does not provide lawful immigration status or a path to a green card or citizenship. It does not extend to any family members of the person granted deferred action.

How can you get ready to apply?

The exact process has not been provided by the Department of Homeland Security. Until then, LULAC urges the immigrant community to beware of unscrupulous actors posing as attorneys by calling themselves “notarios” and demanding payment for immigration services. In addition, since the provisions outlined by the president are extensions of an existing program (DACA), we know what forms will most likely be requested. LULAC suggests that the immigrant community have the following documents available: Affidavits from community-based or religious organizations to establish a requestor’s homelessness or lack of parental or other familial financial support; Copies of tax returns, bank statements, pay stubs, or other reliable evidence of income level. Evidence can also include an affidavit from the applicant or a responsible third party attesting that the applicant does not file tax returns, has no bank accounts, and/or has no income to prove income levels Copies of medical records, insurance records, bank statements, or other reliable evidence of unreimbursed medical expenses of at least $10,000.

USCIS breakdown of initiatives, who is eligible and how to apply:

  • http://www.uscis.gov/immigrationaction
  • http://www.uscis.gov/es/accionmigratoria

    White House Fact Sheet on Executive Action

  • http://www.whitehouse.gov//the-press-office/2014/11/20/fact-sheet-immigration-accountability-executive-action
  • http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/11/20/hoja-informativa-acci-n-ejecutiva-de-responsabilidad-por-la-inmigraci-n
  • Do you want more information or need assistance?

    We are still getting the details of what the president’s announcement on administrative action includes and what individuals may qualify. Please submit your information here.

    White House Legal Counsel Memo on Legal Authority for Deferred Action click here

    Administrative Relief Talking Points here.

    Contact Us

    LULAC members are also urged to call 1- 877-585-2201 where LULAC staff are ready to answer questions. You can also text us at 202-903-8829.

    English-Language Talking Points

    English-Language Talking Points

    Use these talking points for media conferences or interviews

    Resources from the Government

    Southern Border and Approaches Campaign

    Southern Border and Approaches Campaign

    Memo from the Department from Homeland Security on an updated border security plan and goals.

    Expansion of the Provisional Waiver Program

    Expansion of the Provisional Waiver Program

    Memo from the Department of Homeland Security about the provisional waiver to all statutorily eligible applicants.

    Acción Ejecutiva sobre Inmigración

    Acción Ejecutiva sobre Inmigración

    Spanish-language frequently asked questions list from the U.S. Customs and Immigration Services.

    Directive to Provide Consistency Regarding Advance Parole

    Directive to Provide Consistency Regarding Advance Parole

    Memo from the Department of Homeland Security Advance parole is an established procedure by which U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may authorize, as a matter of discretion, an individual to travel abroad with advance authorization to be considered for parole into the United States upon return. The memo clarifies that in all cases when an individual physically leaves the United States pursuant to a grant of advance parole.

    Secure Communities

    Secure Communities

    Memo from the Department of Homeland Security that announces that Secure Communities program will be discontinued.

    Families of U.S. Armed Forces Members and Enlistees

    Families of U.S. Armed Forces Members and Enlistees

    Memo from the Department of Homeland Security which announces the new policies on the use of parole-in-place or deferred action for certain spouses, children, and parents of individuals seeking to enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces.

    Personnel Reform for Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officers

    Personnel Reform for Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officers

    A memo from the Department of Homeland Security that announces that policy changes will be accompanied by a recalibration of Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations' workforce and personnel pay structure.

    Policies Supporting U.S. Skilled Businesses and Workers

    Policies Supporting U.S. Skilled Businesses and Workers

    Memo from the Department of Homeland Security on upcoming guidance on skilled businesses and workers.

    More

    Policies to Promote and Increase Access to U.S. Citizenship

    Policies to Promote and Increase Access to U.S. Citizenship

    Memo from the Department of Homeland Security on financing naturalization.

    Executive Actions on Immigration

    Executive Actions on Immigration

    Memo from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on the executive actions on immigration.

    How to Seek Prosecutorial Discretion from ICE

    How to Seek Prosecutorial Discretion from ICE

    Priorities that ICE will use when deciding which aliens to arrest, detain, and remove from the United States.

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