Much buzz today about President Obama’s announcement of a shift in policy regarding certain young illegal immigrants/undocumented workers. The dominant question, of course: who is eligible?
Here’s an answer from law firm Snell & Wilmer ->
To be eligible, individuals must demonstrate that they meet the following criteria:
- Came to the United States under the age of 16 years;
- Have continuously resided in the United States for at least five years preceding June 15, 2012 and are present in the United States on June 15, 2012;
- Are currently in school, have graduated from high school, have obtained a general education development certificate, or are honorably discharged veterans of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States;
- Have not been convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor offense, multiple misdemeanor offenses, or otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety; and
- Are not above the age of 30.
Read the analysis & commentary:
- DHS Announces DREAM Act Alternative - Snell & Wilmer.
- Workplace Implications of President Obama’s Directive on Younger Illegal Aliens - Sheehan Phinney
- Obama Administration Announces New Policy Stopping The Deportation Of Qualified Undocumented Youth - Fisher & Phillips
- Did the Dreams of Undocumented Children Come True Today? - Cox Smith
- Big News for DREAMERS - Davis Brown
- Initial Thoughts on DREAM Deferred Action - Davis Brown
- Deferred Action for Young Immigrants - Mintz Levin
[Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion with Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children - Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security]
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