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Deferred Action

WNYC News

Two Years of Working on the Books and Avoiding Deportation

Sunday, August 10, 2014

In New York and New Jersey, 44,000 immigrants have applied for a reprieve from deportation and work permits under President Obama's DACA program.

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WNYC News

Record Deportations Put Pressure on Obama

Thursday, April 03, 2014

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The Obama administration has deported more illegal immigrants than than any other administration in U.S. history. Now advocates are turning up the heat. 

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WNYC News

City Council Invests $18 Million To Help Young Immigrants Apply for Deferred Action

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The City Council announced Wednesday it will make millions of dollars available to help young immigrants qualify for a federal program that gives them a chance to work legally.

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Young Immigrants Relish Changes New Policy Brought to Their Lives

Friday, June 14, 2013

Cecilio Ximeyo was looking for a job on a recent day in Soho. As he filled out an application at a shoe store, he particularly enjoyed answering one question.

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Immigrants Benefiting from Deferred Action Keep an Eye on Election

Monday, November 05, 2012

Those in the New York area who were among the first to apply for President Obama's deferred action policy have begun to receive their work permits in the mail. Now they intend to closely watch the polls Tuesday because this policy could change depending on who occupies the White House.  

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Tens of Thousands of Young Undocumented Immigrants Apply for Deportation Relief

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

More than 72,000 young undocumented immigrants across the U.S. have applied for relief from deportation since the Obama administration introduced a change in immigration policy that went into effect last month – and the first requests were granted earlier this week, officials said Tuesday.

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Seeking Deferred Action, Young Immigrants With Blemished Records Give Pause

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Some young undocumented immigrants have already sent in their requests for deferred action to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. But, others, who don’t have a perfectly clean record, are choosing to wait.

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WNYC News

Lawsuit Filed Against Deferred Action

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Obama administration’s new immigration policy, deferred action, which went into effect last week, is being challenged in court.

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Advocacy Groups Push NY to Take Immigration Reform Farther

Monday, August 20, 2012

Tens of thousands of young undocumented immigrants are expected to apply for the Obama Administration's deferred action policy — but some advocacy groups are pushing states like New York to take the reform a step farther.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Deferred Action So Far

Monday, August 20, 2012

Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the NY Immigration Coalition, discusses how the new federal Deferred Action program is going so far and whether young immigrants are taking advantage of it in large numbers.

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WNYC News

For Many Undocumented Youth Applying for Deferred Action, Today Marks Immigration Milestone

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Today, hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants can apply for temporary work permits under President Barack Obama's deferred action initiative. That figure includes tens of thousands of New Yorkers, many of whom applied on Wednesday.

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The Takeaway

Young Undocumented Immigrants Fight for a Chance to Stay

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

For the first time in this country, as many as 1.7 million young undocumented immigrants will be eligible to apply for deferred action status, an ambitious immigration initiative by President Obama goes into effect today. Angy Rivera and Yohan Garcia will begin the application process, in a major step to move out of the shadow of their undocumented status.

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WNYC News

Explainer: What You Should Know About Deferred Action

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Today is a landmark day for hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants. They can start applying for temporary work permits under President Barack Obama's deferred action initiative.

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A Recent Grad Pins Hopes on Deferred Action as Undocumented Youths Prepare to Apply This Week

Monday, August 13, 2012

This week, Yelky Pérez and tens of thousands of other undocumented immigrants in the state will be able to apply for a two-year relief from deportation and a work permit.

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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.

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WNYC News

Fearing Scams, NY Plans to Protect Young Undocumented Immigrants

Thursday, July 26, 2012

New York is launching a program aimed at protecting young undocumented immigrants from being exploited by scam artists when they begin to apply for temporary work permits next month under President Barack Obama’s new immigration policy.

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