EdSource Today: Application available for undocumented youth

By Kathryn Baron

Tens of thousands of undocumented children and young adults, many living in California, are expected to start submitting applications to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in a bid to remain in the United States on a semi-legal status. DHS posted the form and regulations online yesterday morning, in preparation for today’s official launch of President Obama’s Deferred Action Program.

After many failed attempts by Congress to pass a DREAM Act, the President asked DHS to develop a policy for allowing some undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children to get a two-year deferral from the possibility of being deported to a country most of them don’t remember. Unlike the DREAM Act bills, this policy does not include a path to citizenship.

via Application available for undocumented youth – by Kathryn Baron.

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