The country is anticipating immigration law executive orders to be announced by President Obama in the coming days that will affect an estimated 11.3 million unauthorized immigrants in America.
Currently, there are approximately 2.8 million unauthorized adults who have lived in the U.S. for 10-plus years and have U.S.-born children who live with them at home. Pew Research Center estimates possible action for the immigration law executive orders. One projected plan would extend deportation relief to these 2.8 million parents, as well as relief for the estimated 700,000 unauthorized immigrants who have lived the U.S. for at least five years with children who are U.S. citizens.
Unauthorized immigrants who came to the U.S. as children may also receive deportation relief under the executive orders, impacting the estimated 650,000 unauthorized immigrant children who do not currently have protection from deportation. If these proposals are part of the immigration law executive orders, it still remains a temporary protection without the support of Congress for immigration reform. However, this deportation relief can benefit millions of unauthorized immigrants who reside in the U.S.
With an official declaration of immigration law executive orders, it will mark the most significant change for immigration policy since 2012 when the Obama administration instituted the Deferred Action for Children Arrivals program. This program provided deportation relief and a two-year work permit to qualified adults ages 15 to 30 who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Under this program, nearly 600,000 total unauthorized children and adults have received relief temporarily from deportation.
If you or a loved one are applying for Temporary Protected Status under a new Executive Order under U.S. immigration law in Texas, contact an experienced San Antonio immigration attorney who can help you through the process and make sure you do everything correctly for the best chance of success. With offices in San Antonio and San Angelo, The Lozano Law Firm, PLLC can offer you immediate assistance.