Derka Derbs

Last week, President Obama announced a new immigration policy that will benefit thousands of people. The policy allows illegal immigrants to file for a two-year deferral from deportation, with the possibility of renewal. The criteria for eligibility are:

  • Under the age of 30 and arrived in the United States before the age of 16
  • Have lived in the United States for five continuous years
  • Individuals who do not have a criminal record
  • Individuals who are successful students (High School Diploma or GED) or served in the military

Those that meet the requirements are also eligible to apply for work permits.

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