Immigration Direct U.S. Immigration & Citizenship Form Services-Simplifying Immigration

Deferred Action Applicants Receive Approval

Fri, Sep 14 1:54 PM

President Barack Obama's administration recently approved the first batch of deferred action for childhood arrivals applicants.President Barack Obama’s administration has approved the first batch of deferred action applications less than a month after the program was implemented in mid-August. With the 2012 Presidential Election mere weeks away, many experts believe the approval could help President Obama secure the key Hispanic vote.

Although the government initially estimated that it should take 4-6 months for applications to be reviewed, a small group of the 72,000 people who have applied thus far will be notified that they will be able to stay in the country for the next two years. 

However, the fast turn around is being publicly criticized by many Republican officials who are skeptical about the legitimacy of the approvals.

“The speed at which the deferrals are being granted continues to raise severe concerns about fraud and the administration’s ability to verify items like age of entry, educational status and even current age,” Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama said in a letter to John Morton, director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

This article is brought to you by Immigration Direct, a trusted resource for matters related to the government’s deferred action program. Take the Free Deferred Action Eligibility Quiz online today.

Disclaimer: The information provided on this site is not legal advice but general information on issues commonly encountered when dealing with immigration matters. Immigration Direct is not affiliated with the United States government, is not a law firm, and is not a substitute for an attorney or law firm. Immigration Direct does not provide legal advice, opinions or recommendations to its users about their possible legal rights, legal remedies, legal defenses, legal options or legal strategies, selection of forms, or answers to specific questions on forms. Immigration Direct only provides self-help services at a user's direction. Communications between you and Immigration Direct are not protected by any privilege. Purchase price does not include application or filing fees that may be charged by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services or by any other agency. Please note that your access to and use of this site is subject to Immigration Direct's Terms of Use, which, by using this site, you are agreeing to.

The "Immigration Direct" mark and the "Simplifying Immigration" mark are service marks registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office under the laws of the United States of America.

Copyright © 2007-2013 Immigration Direct. All Rights Reserved.