DHS Releases Details of Deferred Action

Friday, August 03, 2012

Young undocumented immigrants can apply to get temporary two-year work permits beginning August 15, at the cost of $465, officials at the Department of Homeland Security said Friday.

It was among the new details of the deferred action program, announced by the Obama administration in mid June, released by DHS.

Some young undocumented immigrants like Mubashar Ahmed, 23, senior at City College, said the fee was a high sum, but not be an obstacle to applying.

Getting some sort of status is still important so no matter how expensive the fee is we kind of don’t have a choice,” Ahmed said. “We need to get legalized.”

Citizenship and Immigration Services, which will handle applications, is a fee funded agency. It will hire additional staff to deal with what it says might be 800,000 applications nationally.

A senior administration official at DHS could not say how long it would take to process an application, adding it could “ take several months” and that it would depend on the volume.

DHS also addressed concerns that the information submitted could be used to identify undocumented relatives. “Information in the request will not be for immigration enforcement purposes,” the official said.

The department also said it wants to maximize participation of those who are eligible and will not put denied applicants or their families on track for deportation. Exceptions to that include immigrants who lie on their applications, are serious offenders, or present a national security threat.

To qualify, immigrants must have arrived in the United States before their 16th birthday, be under 31, and have lived in the U.S. for at least five years. They also need to meet education requirements and not have been convicted of a serious crime.

Undocumented immigrants convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three non-significant misdemeanors are not eligible for deferred action. 

DHS, also offered new details, saying drug distribution, sex abuse and driving under the influence would be among the offenses considered as a significant misdemeanor. Driving without a license would not fall into the category.


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Dave Francis from Indianapolis, IN

The TEA PARTY would insist on two immigration policies being approved though the Senate and House of Representatives. But more TEA PARTY leadership must gain more seats in Congress, which seems to be actually happening? Plenty of these moderate conservatives and true believers in our U.S. Constitution are ready to influence the other lawmaker’s to enact policies that assist out of work Americans. It will open up jobs for millions of low income Blacks, Hispanics, Whites, Asians and all other nationalities lawfully here. It is passed time we enacted the ‘Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 2885) and the Birthright citizenship Act (H.R.140)? Isn’t it time that the state of Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and other in the 50 states protect their state borders? Each law essential to structure our immigration policies, once again gain a steel gauntlet on our immigration policies. The Birthright Citizenship law has been mutated, as it didn’t mean that anybody who reached into America could gain citizenship, as it only was only an avenue for the emancipation of slaves after the Civil War.

Retain this information that none citizens will be voting in November, if Obama’s Liberals get there way the ‘freeloaders will reward him with their votes. One should also determine for themselves if Obama has a right to a second term. I cannot judge for anybody but myself and I have afforded the time as an Independent and a TEA PARTY associate to read the evidence concerning the birth records of Barack Obama. There are many irregularities to his family backdrop, that has some disquieting concerns for me, but THE PEOPLE should interpret about the facts of the investigation and then vote for that reason.

No Copyright. Tell everybody.

Aug. 05 2012 08:32 PM
Kenny KilpatricK from USA


Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries.

The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.

Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.

What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?

How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?

And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?

But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.

Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

Aug. 05 2012 01:15 PM

So the economy added 163,000 jobs and 800,000 workers last month. Sounds sustainable.

Aug. 04 2012 08:57 AM

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