This past June, the Obama administration made a significant shift in its immigration policy by announcing that it will stop deporting young illegal immigrants who entered the United States as children, provided that certain requirements are met. The change is expected to impact nearly 800,000 individuals currently residing in the United States, many of which live in California.
Under the new immigration policy, those younger than thirty years of age who came to the U.S. before the age of sixteen and pose no criminal or security threat can get a 2-year deferral from deportation. Additionally, those who are good students or served in the United States military can also qualify.
For those who have had past run-ins with the law, the “criminal threat” restriction may create issues in qualifying for this new immigration policy.
At the Law Office of Holden W. Green, we provide Record Clearance services for residents of San Francisco, San Jose, Sunnyvale, and the surrounding Bay Area. While expungement and record clearances may not entirely elimiate one’s issues, they could be a viable option for those who are “on the fence” for qualifying for this new immigration policy.
As always, each individual case is unique and if you would like to learn more about our record clearance services, we offer a FREE 35-minute phone consultation. Call our San Jose office at 408-451-8449 and we will provide you with more information about our record clearance services and how they may potentially be beneficial for you in regards to the new immigration policy.
You may also email our office by using the contact form on the right hand side of this page.