Executive Action

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a number of executive measures to be implemented by the government agencies that are aimed to optimize the immigration system. Following the announcement, a number of memoranda were issued setting forth additional directives for modernizing and streamlining the visa system. These reforms will impact several important parts of the immigration system, and include:

These reforms will impact several important parts of the immigration system, and include:

  • Changes to Enforcement Priorities and the Exercise of Prosecutorial Discretion
  • A deferred action program for certain illegal immigrants currently residing in the U.S.
  • Improvements to the visa process and adjudication of business and family petitions

The following is a summary in the Q and A format of the most important elements of the President’s announcement that are set to be implemented in the following months.

We will keep updating this webpage as more details come out regarding the implementation of the President’s directives.