Obama's New Immigration Policy Called Humane and Compassionate Gesture

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced several new programs to protect approximately 4.9 million undocumented non-citizens from deportation.  "The Obama Administration's decision to grant deferred action to millions of undocumented non-citizens is a humane and compassionate gesture," said Jojo Annobil, the Attorney-in-Charge of the Immigration Law Unit. "We hope this is the first step towards repairing our broken immigration laws."

The Legal Aid Society has helped many non-citizens in recent years under programs such as TPS and DACA and is now making plans to help with the new programs.  Our web site will have more detailed information soon about the new programs, which are also outlined on the government’s USCIS web site. 

Keep in mind that nobody can file applications right now under these programs, so be wary of people who ask you to pay them to file an application today because it cannot be filed yet.