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THE ADMINISTRATION’S DAPA AND EXPANDED DACA PROGRAMS 

On November 20, 2014, President Obama asked the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and the Attorney General to undertake a rigorous review of our current immigration system, to expand the current Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and establish a Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program.  For more information about these programs follow these links:

http://www.dhs.gov/immigration-action (english)

http://www.dhs.gov/accionmigratoria  (spanish)

A Texas federal district court has temporarily blocked the implementation of the expanded DACA and DAPA programs. Consequently the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is not accepting applications for any of these programs. However, USCIS is continuing to accept and adjudicate renewal or initial applications filed under the current DACA program, announced by the President in June 2012.

Despite the temporary order by the federal court, we at Hecht & Norman are excited about the President’s executive actions on immigration and look forward to the forthcoming guidance from the court and respective agencies.

Meanwhile, if you need information on these programs, or any other immigration matter, we encourage you to seek advice by a qualified immigration attorney or an accredited representative. We urge you NOT to take advice from a notary public (notario) or immigration consultant. If you would like to explore your immigration options, please contact us. We are happy to learn more about you, your immigration matter, and work together to find solutions.  more…


WELCOME TO HECHT & NORMAN

Welcome to the immigration law offices of Hecht & Norman.  We are an Oregon law firm that practices exclusively United States immigration law.  With offices conveniently located in Eugene, Salem, and Bend, we are the largest immigration law office in Southern and Middle Oregon.

Our firm handles complex immigration cases representing businesses, individuals and their families facing a myriad of immigration issues.  We assist for-profit companies and non-profit organizations by providing immigration expertise competently, efficiently, and promptly.  We assist individuals and their families in finding the best solutions to their immigration challenges by carefully listening to their life stories, dreams and aspirations.  Working closely with our clients, we prepare immigrant and non-immigrant visas, applications for permanent residence and provide relief from removal and deportation proceedings.  Our attorneys and staff are dedicated, talented, and tireless. Our staff members are fluent in Spanish, and many of us speak other languages as well.

Whether you reside in the United States or anywhere in the world, we are happy to schedule consultations in person, by phone, or Skype, with our Eugene, Salem, or Bend office. We look forward to learning more about you, you family, or your business so that we can work together in finding the best possible solution to your immigration challenge.