Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA)

More Questions Than Answers

As the national immigration dialogue continues, many people born outside the United States still wonder what they can do to secure their futures and feel safer in the present. For some of these Americans, the problem is that their parents were undocumented immigrants. For others, the issue is that they entered the U.S. under desperate conditions, and they never got "legal," despite working hard, building families and contributing much to our society.

In late 2014, President Obama announced a new initiative to help undocumented young people, known as Deferred Action for Parental Accountability, or DAPA for short. While some people are hopeful about how DAPA provisions may help their families, there is still a great deal of confusion because there are not a lot of clear answers about exactly what DAPA will be and how it will be implemented.

Get Advice About DAPA | Prepare For Upcoming Changes

I am Susan Saliba, attorney at law. At my firm, which is based in Dedham, Massachusetts, I keep abreast of important changes in U.S. immigration law, which is always evolving. Even more importantly, I listen attentively to my clients' needs and help them prepare for changes in the law that can benefit their families. I can help you find answers to questions like:

  • What programs do I qualify for if I arrived in the U.S. before January 1, 2010?
  • What documents should I put together in case a program is announced soon?
  • Will my immigration status change?
  • How might the new laws affect my employment or educational opportunities?
  • What is the difference between DACA and DAPA?
  • What is the process of receiving amnesty, deferred action, permanent resident (Green Card) status or naturalization?

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The most important thing is to get advice from a knowledgeable lawyer if you have questions about important legal issues. Contact me for help with your questions. The initial consultation is free and absolutely confidential.