We just got the word that a major announcement will be made shortly. DHS will formally announce this morning that it will offer deferred action to DREAMers.
Who are these DREAMers? These are kids who were brought to this country illegally by their parents or perhaps another relative. They had no choice in entering America, but they were raised as Americans with American dreams. And they did what was expected of them to achieve that dream — stayed out of trouble, studied hard, got good grades. But as they look forward to college many of them won’t be able to pursue the career they want because of the actions of an adult in their lives years ago.
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. They will be eligible for a work permit as well as a social security number.
The White House is expected to make a formal announcement this afternoon at 1:15. EST.
Further Update on the above:
Only those individuals who can prove through verifiable documentation that they meet these criteria will be eligible for deferred action. Individuals will not be eligible if they are not currently in the United States and cannot prove that they have been physically present in the United States for a period of not less than 5 years immediately preceding today’s date.
Deferred action requests are decided on a case-by-case basis. DHS cannot provide any assurance that all such requests will be granted. The use of prosecutorial discretion confers no substantive right, immigration status, or pathway to citizenship. Only the Congress, acting through its legislative authority, can confer these rights.
While this guidance takes effect immediately, USCIS and ICE expect to begin implementation of the application processes within sixty days.
Click here Download file for the official statement from Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.
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