DEFERRED ACTION & DREAM ACT
DEDICATED IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY IN ORLANDO
For many individuals, deportation is a very real threat that is constantly at the forefront of their minds. Fortunately, this threat is temporarily alleviated for certain immigrants as a result of President Barack Obama’s DREAM Act, which was made legal on June 15th, 2012.
If you believe that you are qualified under the DREAM Act, or are unsure how to secure your rights, an Orlando immigration attorney from our firm can provide the legal counsel you need. The Fisher Legal Group, PLLC has nearly 10 years of experience in immigration matters and would be honored to assist with your case.
WHAT IS THE DREAM ACT?
Before understanding the DREAM Act, it is important to understand deferred action. Deferred action describes suspended deportation. The DREAM Act protects individuals from deportation by prescribing deferred action.
In order to be eligible for the DREAM Act, there are certain qualifications that must be met.
These qualifications include:
- Must be a non-citizen between 14 and 31 years old
- Must have arrived in the US before the age of 16
- Must have been present in the US for a minimum of 5 years
- Must pass a background check
- Must have graduated from high school, obtained a GED certificate, or served in the military
The DREAM Act gives the eligible individuals temporary US residency for two years and can be renewed for an additional two years. The act may enable up to 1.4 million people to stay in the country for this set period of time and obtain work authorization.
It is an opportunity for these young people to obtain legal residency through working and studying in the US, making positive contributions to society that lead to greater opportunities and a renewed sense of optimism for their own futures. While deferred action is not yet a law, as the DREAM Act has not been signed, it is an allowance that gives individuals who were not born in the United States the chance to obtain legal permanent residency.
GET LEGAL GUIDANCE FOR YOUR CASE
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Fisher Legal Group to schedule your free case evaluation at our Orlando immigration law office. To learn more about deferred action, the DREAM Act, and how you can begin your journey toward American citizenship, contact our firm today.
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