Trump's immigration agreement with the Democrats.
The reality explained.
Jose Reyes, Esq.
September 15th 2017.
This Wednesday ended with great enthusiasm after the news that Democratic leaders of the House and Senate reached an agreement with President Trump in relation to making DACA a law. But Thursday was a day of ups and downs regarding the information that came out, in which they tell us that there is no agreement and later that there is in fact an agreement. In this article I will try to explain the current situation according with the available information.
To understand the process of converting DACA into a law, we must divide the process into the different steps that must be taken:
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Dream Act 2017 a new hope for Dreamers
Bill introduced by Senators Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin.
By Jose Reyes, Esq.
A new version of the Dream Act that will benefit those who came to the United States as minors was presented on July 21, 2017 by Senators Lindsay Graham, Republican of South Carolina and Dick Durbin, Democrat from Illinois. The bill directly benefits those who received Deferred Action (DACA), and also extends to those who arrived before the age of 18 and up to four years before the date the bill comes into force. The most important thing is that it would be a law and that can lead to citizenship. The possibility for this law to be approved is analyzed in a second document.
The bill sets the following requirements:
Differences with DACA
The main differences with President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action program are as follows:
The project leads to citizenship.
One of the main benefits of this bill is that it grants a Conditional Residence, similar to the Permanent Residence and lasts for 8 years. The bill does not foresee the renewal of the Conditional Residence, so it will be necessary to eliminate the provisional status of the residence fulfilling any of the following requirements.
Waiver for special cases.
In case that the person cannot meet the requirements to eliminate the condition of the residence, you can request a waiver if you meet any of the following requirements:
If the bill (law) is approved, some of its affects would take effect immediately. Primarily the persons who qualify cannot be deported. But the processing time could take between 3 and 9 months to start.
We remind you this is just a project of a bill. Avoid scams, do not pay anyone for services relates to this process. We only recommend that if you think that you may qualify, start to accumulate your documents.