Immigration resource site of the Law Offices of Peter A. Kim

Updates on Executive Action

So… no surprise here.  Everyone is going to need to wait as follows:

Expanded DACA applicants will have to wait about 90 days before they can apply.

DAPA (for parents) will be looking at about a 6 month wait before they can apply.

Expanded Provisional Waivers are available in the next several months (per USCIS).

Employment based visas will be made available… when they get around to rewriting the regulations.  Basically, grab a chair.  It’s going to be a while.

Promoting Naturalization – sometime in 2015.  The most significant part of this feature appears to be partial fee waivers and the ability to pay fees via credit card.

See USCIS’ information page:


What does all this mean?  In plain-speak:  Be patient.  For those who want to get a head start on things, USCIS recommends gathering documents that prove:

1. Your identity

2. Your relationship to a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident

3. Proof of your continuous residence for the last 5 years.