President Obama is set to announce major changes to the U.S. immigration system today, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at 5pm PST.  The President is expected to significantly widen the pool of persons eligible for Deferred Action. Details about eligibility requirements and the process of applying for Deferred Action and a work permit under the new rules will be announced by USCIS and ICE soon after President Obama’s announcement.

It is important that you not be misled about eligibility and the application process by notarios or individuals not qualified to understand important legal requirements.  The best sources of information are always found at and, the federal agencies responsible for administration and enforcement of U.S. immigration laws.  Become familiar with these websites, which offer information en Espanol for Spanish speakers.

Current information about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) eligibility and the DACA application process can be found at

The application process for new Deferred Action rules will likely be similar to the current DACA application process.

Please contact us for further details after President Obama’s announcement.