On Wednesday federal government started to allow certain young undocumented immigrants who entered US as children to apply for the right to legally stay and work in the country under new deferral program.
In the mid-June, Homeland Secretary announced the new Obama administration program with controversial change in immigration policy and USCIS started to accept application for deferred action. This application helps a immigrants a two year reprieve from any threat of deportation with renewal.
There was an event on Wednesday sponsored by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights to help immigrants and thousands of people lined up, for one of many DREAMS Relief Day activities scheduled across the nation.
The people who say undocumented immigrants don’t really want to be part of this country will have to rethink that when they see hundreds of thousands or maybe a million young people come forward to sign up in the coming weeks and months,” Gutierrez, a strong backer of the new Obama policy, said in a news release.
All undocumented immigrants were busy assembling the records and documents across the country to satisfy the application requirements and lots people showed up for a workshop.
Applicants get a receipt number once their application is received and also they should go to the application support centre to be fingerprinted and photographed.
According to Migration Policy Institute and Pew Hispanic Centre 1.7 million undocumented immigrants could be eligible to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.