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Family-based Immigration

and Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA)
In 2014, President Obama announced the creation of the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program to take effect on or before May 20, 2015. Several states filed a lawsuit against the President in stop his executive order from taking effect. Currently, the case is before the US Supreme Court and a decision should be released this summer.

It is estimated that between 3.7-5 million unauthorized immigrants in the United States may qualify for the program. Qualified applicants will receive relief from deportation as well as work authorization for an initial three year period.

Those eligible to apply for the program, include the following:

  • Have a U.S. citizen or LPR son or daughter as of November 20, 2014;
  • Have continuously resided in the United States since before January 1, 2010;
  • Are physically present in the United States on November 20, 2014, and at the time of applying;
  • Have no lawful immigration status on November 20, 2014;
  • Are not an enforcement priority, which is defined to include individuals with a wide range of criminal convictions (including certain misdemeanors), those suspected of gang involvement and terrorism, recent unlawful entrants, and certain other immigration law violators;
  • Present no other factors that would render a grant of deferred action inappropriate; and
  • Pass a background check.
Anyone who believes they qualify, should be gathering evidence of their continued presence in the United States since January 1, 2010 as well as the birth certificate of your US or LPR child. Those with prior removal orders and minor criminal convictions may still qualify if they meet the above requirements. You should obtain copies of your record as soon as possible.

It is always best to have your case evaluated by an experienced immigration attorney before filing an application with the Department of Homeland Security. The Attorneys at Charlotte Viener & Associates are available to review and evaluate your case. Call (504) 581-5051 or email ruth@neworleansimmigration.com to set up an in-person or telephonic appointment.

For assistance with your Deferred Action for Parental Authority (DAPA) application, please contact the experienced immigration attorneys of Charlotte Viener & Associates.

Why Choose Us?

Charlotte Viener & Associates is a New Orleans, Louisiana based law firm that works exclusively in the area of Immigration and Nationality Law. Although our office is located in New Orleans, our lawyers represent immigrants and employers throughout the United States and the world.

Our attorneys offer legal services in nearly all aspects of immigration law. Our goal is to make your immigration process smooth and efficient and resolve your immigration issue as quickly as possible.

In addition, our office offers Flat Fees and Payment Plans with no hidden fees.

Charlotte and her team do a wonderful job and are essential for navigating the confusing waters of US immigration. She assisted our family greatly with our immigration case. I have since recommended her to many friends and they have found her to be professional, efficient and courteous.
C. Wilson
I've had a complicated situation with my immigration status and no one wanted to take my case but Charlotte did. She helped me deal with it the right way. She gave me directions and it helped me solve my issues.
E. Krutov
I just became recently an American citizen and I have to thank greatly to Charlotte. The USCIS screwed my case and Charlotte was instrumental for me to appeal. I was not going to do it and start all over again but she convinced me to go ahead. Thanks! She is a pleasure to deal with.
E. Casillas
Estoy muy agradecido con la abogada Charlotte porque ella me ayudó a obtener la Residencia para mi y para mi hija. Es muy profesional.
O. Elias
My husband and i needed an urgent help regarding my visa situation and we are very happy that attorney Charlotte Viener helped us to everything we needed so fast and made it easy for us. We are very satisfied and definitely will recommend her service to my family and friends!
J. Machida
Charlotte Viener (& her staff) saved my life!. I have been living in the U.S for over 30 years, hold a green card, have never gotten into any trouble with the law and all of a sudden found myself facing deportation for something that had nothing to do with me, but with my (ex)husband. I went to her office crying and asked her to help me and she was very compassionate and professional at the same time. We won our case and now I am free to continue to pursue my American dream. Thank you Charlotte.
C. Gallop
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