#ImmigrationAction : What Does It Mean For Our Community?

USA- UNITED SIKHS applauds President Obama's Immigration Accountability Executive Action which will offer millions of our undocumented community members the opportunity to apply for temporary relief from deportation. Relief could be provided to over 4 million undocumented aspiring Americans,including members of our beloved Sikh community. We welcome the important and historic changes proposed by the Obama Administration that calls on our brothers and sisters to step out of the shadows and enter the system legally.

The President’s announcement is a historic step towards a comprehensive solution for our nation’s broken immigration system. But it is a complex order with many intricate,yet vital details. See below for a breakdown of what the Executive Order will provide for you and your family.

Deferred Action for Parents (DAP):

Expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA):

Improvements to 3 and 10 Year Bar Waivers:

Enforcement Priorities & Prosecutorial Discretion:

Department of Homeland Security issued a memo on Nov. 20, 2014, creating new “priority” levels:

Replacement of S-Comm:

Integration &Citizenship:

What to Be Aware of and How to Prepare:

Help us urge Congress by calling 1-866-940-2439:

It is our hope that the President’s leadership on this issue will lead to Congressional action,to rebuild a broken immigration system that can respect the rights and dignity of people who have come to the United States seeking refuge, family or the dignity of work and wages.

We would like to thank our Interfaith Immigration Coalition partners for coming together to advocate for these changes and for laying out what this Executive Action means for our respective communities.

 To see the White House Pocket Card outlining these changes and more, click here.

Issued By:
Anisha Singh
Staff Attorney and Policy Advocate
International Civil and Human Rights Advocacy (ICHRA)
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