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Marriage as a pathway to legal status

Colorado residents have likely heard that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is in flux. Those who are part of the program and are looking for a way to stay in the United States may have considered marrying a United States citizen. While this may make it easier to get a green card and stay in the country as a permanent resident, it may not help everyone.

DACA deal may be worked out soon

Colorado residents are likely aware that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will expire if not extended by Congress. Although action to pass the DREAM Act has failed in the past, lawmakers from both parties are now working on a way to resolve the situation. It is thought that the need to pass government funding by Jan. 19 may create leverage to get some sort of a deal done.

The Future Of DACA Under Donald Trump

When President Obama created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2012, many people felt a wave of relief wash over them. DACA has allowed roughly 742,000 people who were brought to the U.S. as minors to seek higher education, obtain meaningful work that pays a fair wage, and stop worrying about being imminently deported from the country they call home.

Immigrants: Apply for DACA, Prepare for DAPA

If you or a family member could benefit from the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or President Obama's pending new program, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), it is a good time to start preparing. While the programs have been on hold since late 2014, they could go into effect later this year and may hinge on the Supreme Court's decision on Texas v. United States in June.

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