Author Archives: Juan Dekruyff

President Trump’s Impact on Immigration

What Trump Means For DAPA Well, the sky seemed like it fell on us last Tuesday when Donald Trump was elected president.  This is bad news for all the immigrants that were hoping for DAPA to be passed by President Hillary.  Now it seems like there will not be any immigration reform for at least 4 ...


Supreme Court Rules Against DAPA

Well, unfortunately, on June 23rd the Supreme Court refused to allow the DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans) program to start, which means anyone who is a parent of a US citizen and who was hoping to get a work permit later this year will have to continue waiting.  The Supreme Court did...


Do I Need A Lawyer For My Immigration Case?

When Should You Hire an Immigration Attorney? From time to time I am asked by a potential client whether they need a lawyer to do their immigration paperwork or if they can do it themselves and save the money they would spend on attorney's fees.  My answer is always different based on the circums...


An Update on DAPA

On April 18, 2016, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding President Obama's executive order from 2014 that's become known as DAPA (Deferred Action for Parental Accountability).  DAPA is a program that will give parents of US citizens a work permit if they meet the following conditions: ...


Common Issues Applying For US Citizenship

Since there has been so much recent news about the presidential election in November 2016, many people have become more motivated to become citizens so they can vote in the election. Applying for US citizenship, called naturalization, takes about 5 months, so if you want to be a citizen before the e...


APPLICATION FOR THE PROVISIONAL WAIVER (I-601A)

How to Become a Permanent Resident if You Enter The United States Illegally The I-601A is an application to allow someone who entered the United States illegally to become a permanent resident of the United States without having to go back to their home country for 10 years. The applicant must be m...


Good News! UCSIS Improvement

GOOD NEWS! Starting on October 1, 2015, the USCIS will improve the process through which family based permanent residence applicants can apply for their permanent residence. This change applies only to spouses and unmarried children of permanent residents, married and unmarried children of US citize...


What You Need to Know About the DAPA Program

The Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program that President Barack Obama announced in November 2014 still has not gone into effect due to a temporary injunction imposed by a federal judge in Brownsville, Texas. The program's legality, which was supposed to take effect in May 2015, ...