BREAKING NEWS! DEPORTATIONS TO STOP FOR DREAMers AND SOME YOUNGER IMMIGRANTS
BREAKING NEWS! The Obama Administration made a sweeping move to be announced today that it will halt the deportation and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children and have since led law-abiding lives, the Associated Press reported on Friday.
Preliminary information indicates that eligible applicants must:
* Be 15-30 years old, and have entered before age 16
* Have been present in the U.S. for 5 years as of June 15, 2012
* Have maintained continuous residence
* Have not been convicted of one serious crime or multiple minor crimes
* Be currently enrolled in high school, graduated or have a GED, or have enlisted in the military
Those who meet these criteria will be given a 2 year deferred action which will halt the removal and protect them from deportation for at least 2 years. The offer will be available to those in proceedings as well as to those who apply affirmatively.
Unlike the DREAM ACT, this measure is by Presidential Executive Order and does not require approval by the legislature. The White House is expected to make the formal announcement this afternoon at 1:15 EST.
Read the NY Times Article here.
OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO STOP DEPORTATION AGAINST DREAMers & YOUNGER IMMIGRANTS