The Department of Homeland Security will formally announce this morning that it will offer deferred action to DREAMers.
DREAMers are undocumented students in the United States. Many of them were brought to the United States by their parents and have lived in the US most of their lives. Deferred action is an administrative form of relief offered by the government where they agree not to remove/deport a person.
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.
The deferred action offer will be available to those in proceedings, as well as to those who apply affirmatively.
The White House is expected to make a formal announcement this afternoon at 1:15pm ET. AILA will provide further details today.
More information will be provided.
Initially posted by AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12061560 (posted Jun. 15, 2012)
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