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Young immigrants can apply for Dream Act-like protections starting today

On Behalf of | Aug 15, 2012 | Uncategorized |

The Obama administration kicked off one of the most sweeping changes in immigration policy in decades today, allowing an estimated 1.8 million young undocumented immigrants to apply for the temporary right to live and work openly in the United States without fear of deportation.

The program is open to immigrants ages 15 to 31 who came to the country before they were 16 and have lived here continuously for at least the past five years. Among other restrictions, they must be free of serious criminal convictions, be enrolled in or have completed high school, or have served in the U.S. military.

For more information, please call the Immigration Department at Hanis Irvine Prothero253-520-5000.