Deferred Action for Parental Accountability

What Immigration Qualifications Are Necessary to Be DAPA Eligible?

One of the initiatives listed under President Obama’s recent immigration law executive order will defer deportation of parents whose: Children are United States (U.S.) citizens and lawful permanent residents; Continuous residence has been in the U.S. since January 1, 2010; and Who are not a priority for removal from the U.S. According to The Washington …

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Defining Criminal Activity That May Bar DAPA Approval

Individuals who qualify for Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) will not be deported. However, DAPA does not equal permanent resident status or citizenship. It does allow for obtaining employment authorization to legally work in the United States for periods of three years. There are basic qualifications pertaining to the level of recorded criminal activity …

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