Update on Obama’s Immigration Laws

According to the Department of Homeland Security, the application process for the new changes under President Obama’s executive order will begin in the Spring of 2015.

Important: No applications are being accepted today.

We are currently waiting on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to issue further clarification, guidelines, and forms before we are able to help any eligible clients apply under the new rules.

USCIS may take up to 180 days before it issues the guidelines. However, from now until they are announced, we highly encourage you to start preparing by collecting many of the required personal documents. Examples include:

>Any documents that demonstrate your identity, such as a passport, state ID, government ID, birth certificate, etc.
>Documents that prove your relationship with a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, such as the birth certificate of a child, marriage certificate, death certificate, etc.
>Documents proving that you have been present in the U.S. since January 1st, 2010, such as bank statements, mortgage payments, rent payments, utility bills, doctors bills, etc.
>Documents proving your are filing taxes, such as a tax return

In addition to the above, all applicants must have a clean criminal record (never convicted of a felony or two misdemeanors), provide biometric information, and pay a fee of approximately $500.

USCIS will announce the final filing fees, forms, processing times, and processing locations when it issues their guidelines.

Please note that the President’s executive order does not mean that citizenship will follow or allow access to federal health care benefits. However, it is important to start the process now!

Make sure to read our previous posts (here and here) where we discussed some things that eligible applicants should think about and start accumulating before Spring of 2015.

Do you need assistance with your immigration case?

Elkhalil Law is here to help you with your immigration case. We offer in-person, over the phone, and Skype consultations. Contact us today so that we can discuss your case!

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Email: info@elkhalillaw.com

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Disclaimer: Nothing in relation to the enclosed information should be construed and or considered as legal advice for any individual, entity, case, or situation. The following information is prepared for advertisement use only. The information is intended ONLY to be general and should not be relied upon for any specific situation. For legal advice on your specific situation, we encourage you to consult an attorney experienced in the area of Immigration Law.