Someone who is “undocumented” can be said to be in the US illegally. However, that does not mean that they cannot change that fact. Right now there are currently two ways to postpone any type of deportation proceedings. These options will give individuals options to be in the US legally while they are trying to fix their problems with their status.
The two current options are DACA and DAPA. However, currently in 2015 DACA and DAPA are being challenged in the Supreme Court. We will explain to you what these programs are but you will need to consult with your local immigration attorney at SD Immigration Lawyers to see whether these programs are valid or not at the time you want to file your petition.
DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. This is a program that was initially an executive, which enabled children to try to create a path to legally stay in the US. To learn more about DACA click here.
DAPA stands for Deferred Action for Parental Accountability. This was an option for parents to get deferred action on any type of violation or deportation case against them if they were eligible. To learn more about DAPA, click here.
Remember, both of these programs have been challenged and may not be available at the time you want to make your application. You need to consult with an attorney to know the status of these application types.