Protecting The Rights Of Immigrants Nationwide

San Jose Immigration - Executive Order

Executive Action on Immigration & Anticipated Changes

In 2014, the President announced a series of executive actions to expand the Deferred Action program to parents of U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents, to improve border security and crackdown illegal immigration at the border, prioritize deporting convicted felons not families, and require certain undocumented immigrants to pass a criminal background check and pay taxes in order to temporarily stay in the U.S. without fear of deportation. Because of these initiatives, many immigration laws were affected, which our immigration lawyer at Verma Law Firm has kept up with. Based on the President’s announcement, as well as a briefing by the White House, we have set out a summary of the expected changes.

A few of the changes which were made include the following:

  • Expansion of Deferred Action
  • I-601A Waiver expansion
  • Timing of filing for adjustment of status
  • Business immigration changes
  • Visa modernization
  • State and local
  • Parole-in-Place (PIP)
  • Enforcement priorities
  • Border security

Initiatives Made in the Executive Order

There were many different initiatives which have been made, which include expanding the population eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to young people who came to this country before turning 16 years old and have been present in the U.S. since January 1, 2010, and extending the period of DACA and work authorization from two years to three years. It also was amended to allow parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents who have been in the U.S. since January 1, 2010, to request deferred action and employment authorization for three years, in a new Deferred Action for Parental Accountability program, provided they pass required background checks

Additionally, the use of provisional waivers of unlawful presence to include (1) the sons and daughters of U.S. citizens and (2) the spouses and sons and daughters of lawful permanent residents was expanded. Steps were taken to modernize, improve and clarify immigrant and nonimmigrant programs to grow our economy and create jobs. A priority was also put on promoting citizenship education and public awareness for lawful permanent residents and providing an option for naturalization applicants to use credit cards to pay the application fee.

If you are interested in speaking with a San Jose lawyer about matters of the Executive Order, call us now at (408) 560-4622!

Trusted & Highly Recommended

See What Our Clients Have to Say 
  • “My green card process was smooth. Thank you Verma for all the help you provide during the process.”

    - Chacha
  • “They were always available through phone and responded to my emails quickly.”

    - Madhuri B.
  • “The staff at Verma Law firm were prompt and helped with all the documentation needed for my mom's immigrant visa application.”

    - Upendra
  • AILA
  • Avvo
  • Avvo
  • Fees

    All other consultation fees will be credited towards legal fees if retained as counsel for immigration cases.

  • Free Consultations

    Free consultations are available for citizens/permanent residents sponsoring their spouse's green card and citizens sponsoring green cards for parents.

  • Customer Service

    With us, you will get client-focused, personalized service. You are not just another case to us.

  • Payment Plans

    We charge a flat fee for all cases, and offer a payment plan to those who need it.

  • Convenient Location

    We are conveniently located in Silicon Valley and serve clients nationwide.

  • Experience

    Our lead attorney not only has over 18 years of experience, but is also an immigrant himself.

Contact Verma Law Firm Today

Serving Clients Throughout Silicon Valley & Around The World
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.