On June 15, President Obama announced that young educated dreamers can now apply for work permits in the United States. This change is not the DREAM Act that congress has been debating for the last 11 years. The president’s announcement does not offer legal status in the United States. It offers deferred action on certain immigration enforcement cases.
How it works: You identify yourself to the Immigration Service as a person who does not have legal status in the United States, but who entered the country as a child, attended school, fought in the military, and didn’t commit any major crimes. You show the Immigration Service that it’s a waste of their time to try and deport you, and Immigration Service gives you a work permit and a social security number.
Is it dangerous to come out of the shadows like this? Not if you have good legal representation that knows how to protect your interests and get you the benefits you deserve. The Lozano Law Firm is currently taking on cases for dreamers that have no major crimes and otherwise clearly qualify for a work permit. We want to get work permits for people who clearly qualify as soon as possible. Congress might act to stop this new change or we might get a new president in January. If you qualify, get your work permit now before this opportunity goes away. This option is better than any other alternative currently being offered to people who didn’t choose this country, but have become a vital part of it.