BREAKING: Early Glimpse At Who Will Qualify for Obama’s Executive Action.
Below is an embargoed press release on the basic contours of who will qualify for Executive Action:
Eligible immigrants will have the opportunity to request temporary relief from deportation and work authorization if they come forward and pass criminal and national security background checks, pay their taxes, pay a fee, and show that they are:
A parent of US citizens or lawful permanent residents on the date of the announcement, are not enforcement priorities and have been in the US since January 1, 2010, or
An individual who arrived in the US before turning 16 years old and before January 1, 2010, regardless of how old they are today
You must have been in the US for at least 5 years to qualify for these programs. These executive actions will not benefit immigrants who recently crossed the border (defined as those who entered the country after January 1, 2014)