top of page

2014 Presidential Executive Order on Immigration


On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced his executive actions to help certain categories of undocumented immigrants obtain a statues that would allow them to live, work, pay taxes and temporarily in the United States without the fear of being deported and separated from their families.


The following is a brief outline of the Executive Order of 2014:


  • The expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) The new executive order expands DACA to people of any age who entered the USA before they reached the age of 16 and have lived continuously in the USS since January 1, 2010.  Additionally, this new executive order would extend the period of DACA and work authorization from 2 year up to 3 years.  Please contact a Lawrence Immigration lawyer today to see if you qualify.


  • The Executive Order of 2014 would also allow parents of US citizens and Green Card holders to apply for Deferred Action and apply for work authorization for 3 years as well. Additionally, the parents of the US Citizen of Green Card holder would have had to of been living in the USA continuously since January 1, 2010 for eligibility and pass the required background checks.


  • The Executive Order on Immigration includes the expansion of the Provisional Hardship Wavier of unlawful presence.  The Executive Order is set to include spouses, sons and daughters of both US Citizens and Green Card holders. Prior to the new Executive Order, only spouses and minor children were able to petition for a provisional waiver.


Within the coming months USCIS will release more information and instructions regarding the new Executive order.  Additionally, they will release the proper forms and application process.  It will be important for you to contact a Lowell Immigration Lawyer to make sure that you are ready to apply when USCIS goes live with the new changes.

Helpful Tip:

It will be important for you to start gathering documents prior to USCIS going live with the new Executive Order changes so you will be ready to file immediately. Please see the list below to help get you started.


  • Original Document of your identity (Birth Certificates, original passports, affidavits)

  • Documents to prove you have lived in the USA continuously from January 1, 2010 until present.

  • Official documents to prove you relationship to a US Citizen or Green Card holder


Click Here to ontact us online today for a Free consultation or give us a call at 978-566-1075. Our Office provides Immigration services throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.

bottom of page