MIC: The Mobile Immigration Clinic
Strickland Webster, LLC is proud to launch MIC: The Mobile Immigration Clinic, a project dedicated to helping undocumented immigrants in the South apply for deferred action under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ("DACA") program announced by President Obama in 2012. We know that many immigrants in the South, especially rural areas, may not have know about DACA (which some people know as the DREAM Act), and even more immigrants may lack access to an attorney to help them apply.
We want to ensure that as many people as possible can apply for deferred action, so our attorneys will be traveling around the South to conduct know your rights presentations about DACA and to help immigrants apply for deferred action. A calendar of these events is below. If you are interested in having us present to your organization, church, or workplace, please contact us by phone at 404-590-7967 or via e-mail by office[at]stricklandwebster.com (please replace [at] with the @ symbol).
In order to help us communicate with clients around the South, we have a mobile app available for download from the App Store for both iPhones and Android devices. Simply search for Strickland Webster in the App Store. This app allows clients to communicate with us and to upload the required documentation to apply for deferred action.
The Mobile Immigration Clinic
- Help undocumented immigrants apply for deferred action
- Travel to rural parts of the South to conduct know your rights presentations
- Use mobile app to communicate with clients
State of Texas, et al. V. United States
In November 2014, President Obama announced plans to expand the group of people eligible to apply for deferred action in a program entitled Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents ("DAPA"). A federal district court in Texas recently halted the federal government from accepting applications for deferred action under DAPA. President Obama and the federal government have appealed this order, but this case is currently pending in federal appellate courts. Until additional action is taken, the government is not accepting applications under DAPA.
To be eligible for the original version of deferred action under DACA, undocumented immigrants must show that they:
- Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012
- Came to the United States before reaching their 16th birthday;
- Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
- Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making their request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;
- Had no lawful status on June 15, 2012;
- Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and
- Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
If you have any questions about whether you qualify for DACA, please contact us 404-590-7967.