Facts about USA Immigration Executive Action

On November 20, 2014 President Obama announced a series of executive actions, which will include, but not limited to the following:

Barack Obama

  • 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.
  • Allowing parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents who have been 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 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.
  • Modernizing, improving and clarifying immigrant and non immigrant programs to grow our economy and create jobs.
  • These actions will allow certain individuals to obtain work authorizations and remain in the United States on a temporary basis without the fear of deportation.
  • Also effective immediately Temporary Protection Status (TPS) is available to individuals from Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.
  • TPS extended for Honduras and Nicaragua.




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