We have helped hundreds of families reunite, including some with challenging circumstances that other immigration attorneys said were impossible to overcome.
Don't let the government keep you apart from someone you love. Do the hardship waiver for the exception to the law that says you cannot enter the U.S. We succeed for people turned away by other immigration attorneys.
You came to the U.S. as a child or you are the parent of US citizen or lawful permanent resident. Work authorization, a Social Security Number and a driver license can transform your life in ways that might delight and suprise you.
U.S. citizenship secures all the benefits of living in the U.S. and removes the threat of being forced to leave.
We all have dreams. Most people's dreams are not complicated: being with family, having a job, having children, owning a house, being safe. Dreams give us hope. For ourselves. For our families.
People come to Blackwell Law Group because an immigration law threatens their dreams. The biggest threat is not being able to live in the U.S. with the people they love.
In November 2014, President Obama announced deferred action for two groups of undocumented immigrants: those who came to the U.S. before the age of 16 years (DACA) and those who are parents of children who are U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (DAPA). These two programs will allow millions of people to pursue their dreams with confidence they are not about to be deported.
Blackwell Law Group has been helping people with deferred action since the DACA program first started in August 2012 for those born after June 15, 1981. We have seen how DACA transforms people's lives, giving them greater personal security and often better financial circumstances through just work authorization, a Social Security Number and a driver license. Clients are happier. They feel more secure. They often tell us they feel like a tremendous weight has been lifted off their shoulders.
The latest deferred action initiative will happen in two waves. The expansion of DACA will happen in February 2015 while DAPA will happen in May 2015. We expect to start accepting clients for the February DACA expansion in January 2015.
In the meantime, we are doing community outreach to ensure as many people as possible understand the benefits of deferred action, the eligibility criteria and the process. We will be meeting with community groups. We are also going to have information sessions on Friday afternoons at the office. To stay current with events, please check back regularly to this website and "like" our Facebook page, Blackwell Law Group.
IMPORTANT: The government is not yet accepting deferred action applications from people who came here before age 16 years and were born before June 15, 1981. The government also is not yet accepting deferred action applications from the parents of children who are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents.
Please be careful about doing your deferred action application by yourself or with the help of someone who is not an experienced immigration attorney, especially if you have ever been arrested. A simple misunderstanding because you did not consult with an experienced immigration attorney could cost you the right to live in the U.S.