|LATEST IMMIGRATION NEWS
NEW: Expanded DACA– On Nov. 20, 2014, President Obama expanded the current DACA program to include individuals who came to the U.S. at 15 years old or younger, who were not in lawful status on June 15, 2012, who were physically present in the U.S. on Jan. 1, 2010 and continuously since, who are enrolled in school or have GED/HSE or high school completion, and who do not have a felony, significant misdemeanor, or 3 or more misdemeanors. This program will not begin until Feb. 18, 2015. ***In the meantime, eligible individuals should begin gathering and organizing documents.
NEW: Deferred Action for Parental Accountability(DAPA) – On Nov. 20, 2014, President Obama announced a new program allowing parents of lawful permanent resident and U.S. citizen children born on or before Nov. 20, 2014, who were physically present in the U.S. on Jan. 1, 2010 and continuously since, and who are not an enforcement priority for U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, to apply for a legal work permit. This program will not begin until May 20, 2015. ***In the meantime, eligible individuals should begin gathering and organizing documents.
NEW: TPS Designated for Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone
College Guide for Immigration Parents in multiple languages
Free legal services for DACA
Resource guide on citizenship and "Who Is Eligible for In State Tuition at CUNY"pamphlet
For information about scholarships for undocumented students, visit thedream.us and http://e4fc.org/
For information about upcoming CUNY Citizenship Now! events for weekend Citizenship application assistance
KCC New Americans Center on Facebook
NAC Twitter Feed Page
NEW POLICY: OBAMA EXECUTIVE ACTION
On Nov. 20, 2014 President Obama passed two new executive policies: Expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Deferred Action for Parental Accountability. For more information on whether you qualify for one of these programs, visit: cuny.edu/ObamaExecutiveAction or www.uscis.gov/immigrationaction.
To prepare for filing under one of the new programs, you can:
- Gather your documents (bills, school and immunization records, receipts with names and dates) from the time period needed
- Collect your addresses from the time period
- Recall your entry date and location
Also, you can visit The New York Immigration Coalition's website [http://www.thenyic.org/Ready4Relief] for checklists and fact sheets to prepare for the new executive action programs.
DEFERRED ACTION for CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA)
The New Americans Center is assisting young people who are eligible to apply for DACA, which provides them with legal work authorization and will allow them to obtain a social security card and state identification card. To determine whether you are eligible, click on Eligibility for DACA or visit U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. If you think you are eligible to apply, call the Center at (718) 368-5600 or stop by V-125 to make an appointment.
The New Americans Center (NAC) provides free immigration legal services to Kingsborough Community College and the surrounding Brooklyn communities.
The Center has an on-site attorney, paralegal and legal assistants with training and expertise in immigration law. The staff provides legal information and guidance and assists with the filing of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival, Citizenship, and Change of Status applications. Individual legal consultations can be scheduled to determine eligibility for immigration benefits and to provide guidance and referrals for more complex immigration matters.
General legal advice and referrals for asylum, deportation, battered spouse, and waivers
The Center offers the following legal services: