Executive Order

New Executive Order! DACA / DAPA / Deferred Action

On November 19, 2014, the President of the United States announced an Executive Order granting deferred action and work authorizations for an estimated 5 million undocumented people in the United States. The lawyers at The Mayeaux & Associates Firm are working hard to keep its clients informed about how this Executive Order affects them and their families. If you think you or a loved one can benefit from this Executive Order contact us today.

The Executive Order will grant deferred action and a work authorization to undocumented people who meet the following qualifications:

  • Was a the parent of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident living in the United States on November 20, 2014.
  • Have continuous residence in the United States since January 1, 2010
  • Are not an enforcement priority for removal from the United States

Immigration will begin accepting applications for this deferred action and work authorizations approximatley six months after the November 20, 2014, announcement, but The Mayeaux & Associates Firm is already accepting clients and preparing these cases so our clients can be the first to apply and receive the benefits under this new Executive Order. If you or a loved one meets the above listed criteria contact us today so we can help you get your work authorization.

Updated DACA ("Dream Act") - Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

You may request DACA if you:

  1. Were born on or after June 15, 1981;
  2. Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
  3. Have continuously resided in the United States since January 1, 2010,, up to the present time;
  4. Were physically present in the United States on January 1, 2010, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;
  5. Had no lawful status on January 1, 2010,
  6. 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
  7. 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.

Updated State-side/Provisional Waivers

  • The Executive Order expands the provisional waiver program announced in 2013 by allowing the spouses, sons or daughters of lawful permanent residents and sons and daughters of U.S. citizens to get a waiver if a visa is available. There may be instances when the qualifying relative is not the petitioner.
  • Clarifies the meaning of the “extreme hardship” standard that must be met to obtain a waiver.

The fact of the matter is that the new Executive Order will help a lot of people, but is very complicated to understand who qualifies for benefits.

Practice Areas

Bond Hearings

The interaction of the criminal justice system and our immigration system can tear families apart. Detention creates incredible financial and emotional tolls on the families of those who have been detained. A person may have been detained in California and then sent to Louisiana. It is hard to overstate the impact detention has on families. We can help you pursue a bond hearing as soon as possible to help ensure your release from detention. Our experience and skill can help you secure a bond hearing in a short amount of time and can help you secure a reasonable bond.

Committed To Helping Immigrants Fight Deportation

At Mayeaux & Associates, we understand the dire situation many immigrants face once they are in detention. With so few lawyers and so many people detained at the LaSalle Detention Facility, we have gone to great lengths to help as many people as we could. In the past, attorney Kenneth Mayeaux developed a legal orientation program to help educate detainees on their legal rights. While the program is no longer in place, we still work to make ourselves as available as possible to help detainees. Our experience helping detainees to navigate the immigration system and to enforce their rights can be invaluable to those who are detained and their loved ones.

Deportation Defense Lawyers In Baton Rouge, Louisiana

When you or a loved one has been detained prior to deportation, you cannot afford to work with anything less than the most effective legal representation. At Mayeaux & Associates, we are dedicated to giving people the help they need. To schedule a free consultation, call 225-754-4477 or contact us online.

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321 Saint Joseph Street. Baton Rouge, LA 70802
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