It Is Best To Act Quickly When Pursuing Deferred Action

In recent years, we have seen significant changes to America's immigration policies. President Obama's deferred action policy, introduced in 2012, and his executive order, announced in 2014, have altered the landscape of U.S. immigration and removal policies, offering new opportunities for those who wish to come to or remain in our country.

Given these widespread changes, it is important that you work with an experienced immigration attorney who will stay on top of recent developments and help you apply them to your own situation. At the Law Offices of Raymond Lo, LLC, we work closely with our clients, providing one-on-one legal support designed to support our clients' best interests. If you would like to know more about how deferred action or the executive order could affect you, call 201-633-8273 for a free consultation.

Deferred Action

Under normal circumstances, undocumented workers face removal from the country if their status is discovered. Under a policy known as deferred action, however, undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country as children can have their removal deferred and receive a work permit. Initially, the program allowed for a two-year deferral and work permit. In November 2014, President Obama announced that he would extend this to three years. This deferral is renewable, meaning those who qualify for deferred action can remain in the U.S. indefinitely.

If you wish to pursue deferred action status, it is best to act quickly. Speak to your immigration attorney for more information.

The Executive Order

In November 2014, President Obama announced that he would make an executive order that would introduce sweeping changes to U.S. immigration policy. The effects of this order are significant, introducing options for deferral for millions of undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States.

The order stops short of providing true immigration reform, however. The President noted that there is still work to be done, and it can only be done through the actions of Congress.

Take Action Now

Things are changing quickly in the world of immigration law. If you have an immigration concern, you should be prepared to capitalize on your opportunities. Be proactive - speak to a lawyer about your immigration status and ask about actions you can take now to improve your legal position. Taking action now will make it easier to take advantage of other opportunities that may come up in the future.

Contact Attorney Raymond Lo

If you have an immigration status concern, you should know that you have options. To discuss your case with an experienced immigration attorney, contact the Law Offices of Raymond Lo, LLC online or call 201-633-8273. We offer free initial consultations to all clients.

We have offices in Jersey City, New York City and Clifton, New Jersey. If you would prefer, we can also arrange to meet with you in one of our two co-locations in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and Princeton, New Jersey.