Last night, President Barack Obama addressed the nation to discuss his plan for taking Executive Action on immigration. There are a number of provisions within the President's plan, but the cornerstone of the initiative is Deferred Action for Parents (DAP). Many, many more details will emerge over the next few weeks and months, but DAP will apply to the approximately 5 million U.S. inhabitants who fulfill the following conditions:
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Although we didn't set out to do so, our firm's name has become synonymous with immigration law in New Hampshire.
We handle trials and appeals in all New Hampshire Courts, including the Circuit Court's District Division, Superior Court, and New Hampshire Supreme Court. When needed to protect a client's interest, we even appear in Probate Court. Ron Abramson is also a member of the Criminal Justice Act Indigent Defense Panel for the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire.
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By all accounts, President Barack Obama is about to give hope to as many as 5 million undocumented residents of the United States. The details of such "Executive Action" on immigration have not yet been released, so we cannot advise anyone specifically about who will be covered under any new plan. What we can do, though, is warn any and all hopeful beneficiaries to BEWARE of scammers who will make all manner of promises about the "new law" and who may even guarantee benefits (which are not yet known).
As we all digest Tuesday's election results, our thoughts naturally turn to what lies ahead in the immigration realm. In his first news conference after Election Day, President Obama addressed the issue directly, stating that "before the end of the year, we’re going to take whatever lawful actions that I can take, that I believe will improve the functioning of our immigration system, that will allow us to surge additional resources to the border, where I think the vast majority of Americans have the deepest concern." We believe that the President's decision to hold off on executive action on immigration this year did not help his party in Tuesday's election. That said, in the wake of that national defeat, he and his party have very little to lose by taking bold action and actually seeking to fix an immigration system that is - by virtually all accounts - broken.