The DACA and DAPA programs that Barack Obama pushed for February 2015 had a primary goal: to regularize the situation of five million undocumented immigrants in the country.
This way millions of immigrants who live in America would stop its illegal status and live and work quietly.
But a claim made by 26 states, led by Texas, forced the government to temporarily suspend the implementation of both programs.
This addition to increasing frustration among immigrants led to despair of achieving stabilized status.
Many people want to do a migration process in the United States, the best idea is to hire a lawyer and follow a series of recommendations to avoid a migratory Fraud, among which are:
- Do not be fooled by calls or even e-mails from alleged agents of Immigration and Citizenship (USCIS). Many of these seek to be given money in exchange for special treatment. This is not allowed by USCIS.
- Any form you need to fill you can get for free on the official website of USCIS. You should not pay for the forms.
- The lawyer who decides to hire must be accredited and have a license to practice. There are several pages where you can endorse the status of a lawyer, to know if you have any demand or upon complaint or if the contrary is free from any defect or possible legal confusion.
- It is important that immigrants know that notaries cannot help to make immigration procedures, are not
authorized for this, only lawyers.
- Stay informed is a must. It is important to continuously review the USCIS website and keep abreast of the latest news.
- Can you master the language, but if you’re Hispanic, ask your lawyer that the contract is in Spanish, that all the details of the service and the cost is clear and specified.
- It is important to make copies of all documents are signed. Never surrender original papers such as birth certificates. It is also important to read everything that is signed, more than once if possible.