Palmer Polaski Partner Nancy Elkind Quoted in the Denver Business Journal Regarding Deferred Action Policy Announcement

Brian Bernhard, Legal Administrator
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Palmer Polaski Partner Nancy Elkind Quoted in the Denver Business Journal Regarding Deferred Action Policy Announcement  

Denver, Colorado, June 22nd – Palmer Polaski partner Nancy Elkind was cited in the Denver Business Journal article today discussing the Obama Administration’s announcement earlier this month that it would consider applications for “deferred action” for certain undocumented young people.  The announcement came when thousands of immigration attorneys, including the Palmer Polaski partners, were attending the annual conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association in Nashville, Tennessee.  “Deferred action” is a long-standing administrative remedy used in situations where the likelihood of removal was small and where there were sympathetic factors present.  The requirements for deferred action under this policy directive include that the young person came to the United States under the age of 16; that s/he has resided continuously in the United States for at least five years prior to June 15, 2012; that s/he is currently in school, graduated from high school, obtained a GED certificate or are an honorably discharged veteran; and that s/he has not been convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor offenses, multiple misdemeanor offenses, or otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.  The Administration expects to publish additional guidance and filing instructions within the next 60 days.  For more information about the deferred action policy, go to or follow Palmer Polaski on FaceBook and/or Twitter.  To read the article in the Denver Business Journal, go to:

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Elkind Alterman Harston PC, located in lower downtown Denver, Colorado at Blake Street Terrace, offers a full line of services to fulfill employment-based and family immigration, deportation/removal defense, asylum and refugee law. The partners bring more than 70 years of combined experience dealing exclusively with the complexities of the immigration process.  All three partners are former Chapter Chairs of the Colorado Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association.  U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers ranked Elkind Alterman Harston PC in the top tier of Colorado immigration law firms in their 2010 and 2011 Best Law Firm rankings.  The attorneys are supported by a eight-person staff that has decades of experience working in the government, non-profit and corporate immigration law sectors.  Elkind Alterman Harston takes a high-touch approach to every case, serving as client advocates and educating employers, families, and individuals as they navigate through the immigration process.  The immigration law firm regularly represents clients throughout the state of Colorado including Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Greeley, Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs, Pueblo, Summit County and throughout the United States and around the world.  To learn more about the firm, our lawyers, or to schedule a consultation, visit or call 303-736-6650.

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