WHAT IS ADMINISTRATIVE RELIEF?
On Thursday, November 20th, President Obama is anticipated to announce administrative relief for several million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States.
The announcement is expected to provide relief to family members by protecting them from deportation and granting work authorization. You can watch the announcement at 5 pm here. We will update this page as soon as more information becomes available.
While this will mark a victory for the immigrant rights movement and a major step forward, it is a temporary fix and will leave many out of the process. We will need everyone to continue to press for a more permanent and inclusive solution that moves this country forward.
HOW CAN I PREPARE?
Although we don’t yet know what the requirements are, these are several steps you can take to prepare for administrative relief and other possible programs in the future:
- Locate your birth certificate and get it translated.
- Organize your proof of physical presence in the United States by year. Proof could include school records, pay stubs, bills, medical records, and other documents.
- Get an updated passport of government issued ID from your consulate.
- Stay tuned to this site for more information about eligibility requirements.
WHEN CAN I APPLY (BEWARE OF FRAUD)?
There is no application yet for administrative relief. After the president makes his announcement, it will still be several months before the application is available (in 2015).
Protect yourself and your family from people who might try to take advantage of you. Beware of “notarios” or “immigration consultants” and do not believe anyone who tells you:
- They have special connections with the government
- They can start your application now (before 2015)
- They can get you citizenship (administrative relief is not citizenship)
HOW CAN I GET HELP TO APPLY?
SDIRC and our community partners that include immigration attorneys, legal service providers, libraries, schools, health clinics and others will be scheduling information sessions throughout county in the first week of December to provide information about the eligibility requirements for administrative relief .
We are also planning application assistance workshops for low-income community members and will provide referrals to qualified attorneys and legal service providers for those seeking individual assistance.
Call or text us at (619) 333-8196 to learn more.Fair Use Notice
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