On June 15, 2012 President Obama passed a law allowing eligible immigrants to apply for temporary lawful status and work authorization. This law goes into effect today, Wednesday August 15, 2012. The Immigration Policy Center estimates that this new relief will benefit 7,530 immigrants in South Carolina.
Our Catholic Charities Immigration Offices are preparing to assist individuals who meet the established qualifications. To learn more about the requirements for eligibility, please visit our Immigration Office's website here. This website also provides contact information for our attorneys. Our staff is prepared to answer your questions and help you begin the process of completing and submitting the necessary paperwork. Please call in advance to set up an appointment.
You can also visit the website for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services website to learn more and find answers to many questions. Their website may be found here.