To qualify for Nicaraguan NACARA, individuals from Nicaragua must have been continuously present in the U.S. since December 1, 1995 and be admissible under certain immigration provisions.
NACARA 203 allows nationals of El Salvador and Guatemala to apply for relief based on former ‘deportation’ laws depending on when they were placed in deportation proceedings, applied for asylum, or registered for settlement benefits under a court case known as American Baptist Churches v. Thornburgh (“ABC”). NACARA also allows a very limited class of individuals who were not been placed in deportation or removal proceedings to apply for relief directly with USCIS.
In addition to the country-based eligibility guidelines below, applicants must also meet a number of other eligibility criteria (e.g. physical presence in the U.S., good moral character, and so on). The applicant will be held to even stricter standards if s/he has committed a crime. Certain individuals applying for Nicaraguan NACARA may also bring their spouse, children, or unmarried son or daughter to the U.S.
The Nicaraguan NACARA attorneys at Surowitz Immigration, P.C. have the experience and knowledge needed to assist you with all your NACARA needs If you have questions or would like more information, contact us today.