On November 20, 2014 President Obama issues an executive order that impacts several immigration categories, which will primarily impact millions of undocumented immigrants in the US providing deferred action, otherwise known as DACA as well as the 601A provisional waiver process. The executive order will also benefit immigrants and their spouses in H1B status, L1B status, National Interest Waivers by clarifying adjudication standards as well as making use of all immigrant visas available in categories that are retrogressed. For more details on the Executive Orders, please see the blog posts below that address the specifics of each relevant Executive Order.
In the weeks and months to come, we will provide greater perspective and discuss the details as they become available. We also invite you to schedule a consultation with one of our immigration lawyers to see how the executive orders impact your situation.