Immigration law is one field of law that most certainly changes frequently.  It is very important to stay on top of immigration law updates. These laws often get tweaked, altered, or even reversed. What this means for you is that it is important to stay as current on policy as you can. Be careful on where you verify the law. That’s because lawmakers propose – and even promise – immigration policies, but that doesn’t mean the laws are on the books.  For example, on November 20, 2014, President Obama declared a procession of executive action initiatives he “wanted” to take effect promptly.

Executive Action Ideas

  • Opening up a larger reach of the general population to be accepted for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. It was to help those who came into the U.S. before the age of sixteen and lived in the US from now until January 1, 2010.
  • Granting the parents of U.S. citizens and sanctioned permanent residents to seek deferred action and work permission for three years. An updated Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program would cover them as long as they have resided in the U.S. from now until January 1, 2010. They also had to pass an obligatory background check.
  • Widening the usage of transitional waivers of unauthorized occupancy to incorporate the husbands, wives, and children of authorized permanent occupants and the children of U.S. citizens.
  • Updating, bettering, and illuminating immigrant visa programs to help the U.S. economy and forge new jobs.
  • Advocating citizenship as well as general awareness for authorized permanent occupants. Also, giving choices for naturalization seekers to cover the application fee with credit cards.

What This Means for You

Many or all of these examples are exciting. However, none have been executed. It is important to note the USCIS is not accepting applications or appeals at this time. What does this mean for you? It is important to have patience and to know where to look to learn what has come into effect within the last two years. The most applicable change to immigration law is Georgia HB 741. This law allows over eight million dollars of federal funds and grants for health programs for refugees. Do you need to know what laws have been updated and how they pertain to you and your specific situation? The best place to look for answers is with a qualified, experienced immigration lawyer.

Lee Immigration Law Group is a dedicated team of professionals singularly focused on the practice of immigration and nationality law. At Lee Law, our team works tirelessly to keep up with important immigration law updates. Therefore, we can better meet your needs and keep you in-the-know. There’s one main thing to remember when looking into immigration law. No matter what your case may be, every aspect of the process—from keeping track of law updates to filing the proper paperwork—all starts with finding the qualified professionals to help you.

Do you need assistance with your immigration needs? Call (404) 892-8300 to schedule a free consultation with Lee Law.