June 29, 2012

Catholic Charities offers assistance for people seeking deportation waivers

Staff members of Catholic Charities Indianapolis are seeking to help youths and young adults who may be eligible for a new waiver from possible deportation that was recently announced by President Barack Obama.

Those who are eligible for the waiver must have come to the U.S. prior to their 16th birthday, but are currently not above the age of 30. They must have continuously lived in the U.S. on June 15 and for at least five years previously.

They also must either be currently in high school, be a high school graduate, have earned a general education development certificate or have been honorably discharged from a branch of the U.S. armed forces.

They must not have been convicted of a felony, a significant misdemeanor, multiple misdemeanors, or otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.

At this time, the application process for the waiver has not been announced.

But for more information or assistance:

  • English speakers should call Tim Winn at 800-382-9836, ext. 1517, or 317-236-1517.
  • Spanish speakers should call Flor Figueroa de Bickel at 800-382-9836, ext. 1596, or 317-236-1596.

For more information, log on to www.archindy.org/cc/refugee.

Those interested in learning more about this waiver are urged to seek help from an accredited non-profit immigration program or licensed attorney. Do not contact a “notario” or any unauthorized practitioner of immigration services. †

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