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President Obama’s Immigration Executive Order

Now individuals who have a US citizen or permanent resident child can get employment authorization for three years, even if they had been ordered deported, as long as they don’t have felonies and have entered the US by January 1, 2010.

This executive order also includes DREAM Act kids who entered the country before there were 16 and have entered the United States by January 1, 2010.

Also there was a restriction to apply for persons who were older than 31 years old. Now that has been erased and it does not matter their age as long as they entered the country before January 1, 2010 and they were under 16 years old.

Waiver, form I-601a

Now any person if they have a US citizen child over 21, or US citizen spouse, or permanent resident spouse or child can apply for the I-601a waiver. There used to be a standard requirement for proving extreme hardship, but now standard requirement is much easier than extreme hardship, that means more people will win the I-601a waiver.


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