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BREAKING NEWS: DHS to Offer Deferred Action to Eligible DREAMers

Posted by Michael Pollak on Jun 15, 2012, 10:40:00 AM

Have you heard the HUGE news???

DREAM Act

TODAY, President Obama is finally granting DREAMers relief from deportation.  DREAM Act youth ages 15-30 will be able to apply for protection from deportation and work permits, which will grant DREAMers a way to contribute to the country they call home.  This is a HUGE milestone for DREAMers, who have been fighting for years for the chance to lead successful and prosperous lives here in America.

President Obama will be making this announcement at 1:15 PM EST today.  It’s going to be livestreamed here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/live <http://act.americasvoiceonline.org/page/m/327377c8/1fb6b443/1e849a0f/6f20bd08/1228752342/VEsH/

History is being made -- be sure to tune in! 

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.

We will provide further details today. 

Tags: Comprehensive Immigration Reform, DREAM Act, immigration reform

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