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DAPA Eligible Immigrants Being Deported Over Immigration Policy Confusion (Eng/Esp)

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Dallas, TX- According to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), U.S. immigration authorities have begun detaining people who qualify for immigration relief according to the guidelines set up by President Obama’s executive action. The detentions are increasing since the order enjoining the Deferred Action for Parents of Citizens, or DAPA, program as a result of the federal lawsuit filed by Texas and 25 other states.

Dallas, TX- According to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), U.S. immigration authorities have begun detaining people who qualify for immigration relief according to the guidelines set up by President Obama’s executive action. The detentions are increasing since the order enjoining the Deferred Action for Parents of Citizens, or DAPA, program as a result of the federal lawsuit filed by Texas and 25 other states.

According to attorney Nathan Bogart of Petty & Associates, PLLC, and a member of AILA, this has been the case for many of his clients. “We have some clients facing deportation who would be DAPA eligible,” Bogart said. “It is difficult for them to face the prospect of being separated from their families, and some of the most harmful side effects I see is the sheer anxiety most families go through which can be crippling in some cases.”

Many immigration attorneys are reporting that some ICE agents are not following the proper steps to ensure that the peo

ple they are deporting are actually priorities for deportation. Spokesmen for ICE have stated that the priorities established in the memo by Homeland Security are to remain in force and ICE agents have been instructed to remain consistent with those priorities.

Bogart hopes these are misunderstandings because the injunction only affected part of the President’s executive actions. “The injunction only prevented DAPA and the expanded version of DACA from being implemented, it didn’t do anything to change the prosecutorial discretion memo,” Bogart said. “Hopefully it is just a misunderstanding because if you are eligible for DAPA, then you are not an enforcement priority and shouldn’t be placed in removal proceedings.”

According to statistics provided by ICE, by the end of September in 2014, around 315,943 individuals were deported while from Oct. 2014 to Jan. 2015, 80,359 immigrants were repatriated. Victor Nieblas, the president of AILA, believes the confusion stems from several officials believing that the memo is no longer valid as a result of the suspension of the DAPA program because of the ongoing battle in federal court. Because the process could take a long time to resolve, the only advice Bogart can give is to stay current with the news and know your rights.

“As always, continue to be smart and stay informed,” Bogart said. “Keep all of your documents in order and secured and avoid any infractions that could bring you to the attention of the government.”

However, there is one bit of advice that Bogart has over all of the others.

“Do not lie or commit any type of fraud with regards to the federal government which could permanently affect your status, Bogart said. “Most of all stay informed and know where you stand with regards to these programs.”

While the process is still ongoing in court. Several immigration attorneys are working hard to ensure that their clients are informed and aware of their options.

“There is no anticipated time frame, which means the process could take weeks or more than a year because what is going on is unprecedented,” Bogart said. “In the meantime, we are trying to keep people informed.”

Though not much can be done; at the moment, for clients going through the process, the office of Petty & Associates, PLLC has set up several strategies to keep people informed.

“We try to keep people informed for the things they can do to start preparing for the inevitability of DAPA being reinstated,” Bogart said. “We try to inform the community through conferences, seminars, and social media so people are able to understand what is going on.”

Dallas, TX- According to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), U.S. immigration authorities have begun detaining people who qualify for immigration relief according to the guidelines set up by President Obama’s executive action. The detentions are increasing since the order enjoining the Deferred Action for Parents of Citizens, or DAPA, program as a result of the federal lawsuit filed by Texas and 25 other states.

According to attorney Nathan Bogart of Petty & Associates, PLLC, and a member of AILA, this has been the case for many of his clients. “We have some clients facing deportation who would be DAPA eligible,” Bogart said. “It is difficult for them to face the prospect of being separated from their families, and some of the most harmful side effects I see is the sheer anxiety most families go through which can be crippling in some cases.”

Many immigration attorneys are reporting that some ICE agents are not following the proper steps to ensure that the peo

ple they are deporting are actually priorities for deportation. Spokesmen for ICE have stated that the priorities established in the memo by Homeland Security are to remain in force and ICE agents have been instructed to remain consistent with those priorities.

Bogart hopes these are misunderstandings because the injunction only affected part of the President’s executive actions. “The injunction only prevented DAPA and the expanded version of DACA from being implemented, it didn’t do anything to change the prosecutorial discretion memo,” Bogart said. “Hopefully it is just a misunderstanding because if you are eligible for DAPA, then you are not an enforcement priority and shouldn’t be placed in removal proceedings.”

According to statistics provided by ICE, by the end of September in 2014, around 315,943 individuals were deported while from Oct. 2014 to Jan. 2015, 80,359 immigrants were repatriated. Victor Nieblas, the president of AILA, believes the confusion stems from several officials believing that the memo is no longer valid as a result of the suspension of the DAPA program because of the ongoing battle in federal court. Because the process could take a long time to resolve, the only advice Bogart can give is to stay current with the news and know your rights.

“As always, continue to be smart and stay informed,” Bogart said. “Keep all of your documents in order and secured and avoid any infractions that could bring you to the attention of the government.”

However, there is one bit of advice that Bogart has over all of the others.

“Do not lie or commit any type of fraud with regards to the federal government which could permanently affect your status, Bogart said. “Most of all stay informed and know where you stand with regards to these programs.”

While the process is still ongoing in court. Several immigration attorneys are working hard to ensure that their clients are informed and aware of their options.

“There is no anticipated time frame, which means the process could take weeks or more than a year because what is going on is unprecedented,” Bogart said. “In the meantime, we are trying to keep people informed.”

Though not much can be done; at the moment, for clients going through the process, the office of Petty & Associates, PLLC has set up several strategies to keep people informed.

“We try to keep people informed for the things they can do to start preparing for the inevitability of DAPA being reinstated,” Bogart said. “We try to inform the community through conferences, seminars, and social media so people are able to understand what is going on.”

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Dallas, TX- Según la Asociación Americana de Abogados en Inmigración (AILA), las autoridades de inmigración estadounidenses han comenzado a detener a personas que calificar con los requisitos para el alivio de la inmigración según los lineamientos establecidos para arriba por acción ejecutiva del Presidente Obama. Las detenciones están aumentando desde la orden ordenar la acción diferida para programa padres de ciudadanos o DAPA, como resultado de la demanda federal presentada por Texas y otros 25 Estados.

Según abogado Nathan Bogart de Petty & Associates, PLLC y miembro de AILA, este ha sido el caso para muchos de sus clientes. "Tenemos algunos clientes que enfrentan la deportación que serían elegibles en DAPA," dijo Bogart. "Es difícil para ellos enfrentar la posibilidad de ser separados de sus familias, y algunos de los efectos secundarios más perjudiciales que veo es la pura ansiedad muchas familias pasan por que pueden ser paralizantes en algunos casos."

Muchos abogados de inmigración están reportando que algunos agentes del ICE no están siguiendo los pasos adecuados para asegurar que el ple peo que están deportando son en realidad las prioridades para su deportación. Voceros del ICE han indicado que las prioridades establecidas en el memorando de seguridad nacional deben permanecer en vigor y agentes del ICE han sido instruidos a permanecer consistentes con esas prioridades.

Bogart espera son malentendidos, porque la medida cautelar sólo afectó parte de las acciones del Presidente ejecutivas. "La medida cautelar sólo impidió DAPA y la versión ampliada de DACA llevando a cabo, no hizo nada para cambiar el memorándum de discrecionalidad," dijo Bogart. "Esperemos que es sólo un malentendido porque si usted es elegible para DAPA, entonces no son una prioridad y no debería ser colocado en procedimientos de deportación."

Según estadísticas proporcionadas por el hielo, a finales de Septiembre en 2014, alrededor de 315,943 personas fueron deportadas mientras que desde Octubre de 2014 a Enero de 2015, 80,359 inmigrantes fueron repatriados. Victor Nieblas, el Presidente de AILA, cree que la confusión proviene de varios funcionarios, creyendo que el memo ya no es válido debido a la suspensión del programa DAPA debido a la batalla en la corte federal. Porque el proceso podría tomar mucho tiempo para resolver, el consejo sólo que puede dar Bogart es mantenerse actualizado con las noticias y conozca sus derechos.

"Como siempre, seguir a ser inteligentes y estar informado," dijo Bogart. "Mantener todos sus documentos en orden y asegurado y evitar cualquier infracción que podría llevarte a la atención del gobierno".

Sin embargo, hay un poco de asesoramiento que Bogart tiene sobre todas las demás.

"No mentir o cometer cualquier tipo de fraude en relación con el gobierno federal que permanentemente podría afectar su estado," Bogart dijo."Sobre todo mantenerme informado y sabe dónde estás con respecto a estos programas".

Mientras el proceso está aún en curso en los tribunales. Varios abogados de inmigración están trabajando duro asegurar que sus clientes estén informados y conscientes de sus opciones.

"No hay un marco de tiempo esperado, que significa que el proceso podría tomar semanas o más de un año porque lo que está pasando no tiene precedente," dijo Bogart. "Entretanto, que intentamos mantener informada a la gente".

Aunque no se puede hacer mucho; por el momento, para los clientes pasando por el proceso, la oficina de Petty & Associates, PLLC ha creado varias estrategias para mantener a la gente informada.

"Tratamos de mantener a la gente informada por las cosas que pueden hacer para comenzar a prepararse para la inevitabilidad de ser reintegrado en DAPA," dijo Bogart. "Tratamos de informar a la comunidad a través de conferencias, seminarios y medios de comunicación social para que las personas son capaces de entender lo que está pasando".

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