IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT IMMIGRATION


DAPA is NOT currently available !

The Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) is a program that is NOT yet in effect. It may IN THE FUTURE provide temporary relief from deportation ("deferred action") and work authorization to qualifying parents of U.S. citizens and  qualifying parents of Lawful Permanent Residents. 

The program has been halted (stopped) by an injunction. Applications are NOT being accepted at this time.

Beware of anyone who tells you that you can file now. The forms have not been released, and regulations have not been published. This potential benefit is still halted by an injunction. No one may file for DAPA at this time.

Beware of Immigration consultants and notarios !

WARNING !!! Be cautious of anyone who offers to help you apply for immigration benefits under the "new immigration laws".  At this time, no one knows whether any immigration reform legislation will pass, and no one knows what the final result will be if there are new immigration laws. 


Be especially cautious of non-lawyers ("notarios" or "immigration consultants") who claim that they can help you with your immigration case, or "fix your papers". They are not licensed legal professionals. A "notary" in the U.S. is not the same as a "notary" in many other countries, and does not have any special legal training and expertise unless that person is also a lawyer.

It is strongly advised that you seek legal counsel from an experienced immigration attorney before proceeding with your immigration matters.

The USCIS has repeatedly stressed the importance of consulting with an immigration attorney, and avoiding being scammed by "notarios" or "immigration consultants". Beware of fraud and deception and any offers of "legal assistant" from people who are not licenses attorneys. In the U.S., notarios can have no legal background and cannot legally practice law or represent you unless they are also licensed attorneys. Anyone claiming they can expedite your case should NOT be trusted. A case may be delayed and damaged by "notarios" and may result in a denial and deportation.

For  warnings from USCIS about "Notarios" and scams, go to: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.e8b24a3cec33ca34c48bfc10526e0aa0/?vgnext

A Change of Address to USCIS may be required!

Most non-U.S. citizens must report a change of address to USCIS within ten (10) days of moving. This includes U.S. permanent residents as well as non-U.S. citizen children.

A change of address can be done by completing a Form AR-11 and mailing it to USCIS. It can also be done on-line from the USCIS website. If you have an application or petition pending with USCIS, be ready to give USCIS the receipt number so that tthe new address can be matched to your case and you can receive future notices from USCIS. This is very important !

To do a change of address with USCIS, consult with an immigration attorney, or go to the USCIS website:   

https://egov.uscis.gov/crisgwi/go?action=coa

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