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Breaking News: DHS to Offer Deferred Action to Eligible Dream Act candidates

This morning, the Obama Administration has indicated that there will be a change in policy and eligible Dream Act candidates will be offered deferred action and a work permit.  There will be a formal announcement from the White House later today.  Below is text from AILA. Stay tuned for more details as we get them:

DHS to Offer Deferred Action to Eligible DREAMers

Cite as “AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12061560 (posted Jun. 15, 2012)”

DHS will formally announce this morning that it will offer deferred action to DREAMers. Preliminary information indicates that eligible applicants must:

Be 15-30 years old, and have entered before age 16
Have been present in the U.S. for 5 years as of June 15, 2012
Have maintained continuous residence
Have not been convicted of one serious crime or multiple minor crimes
Be currently enrolled in high school, graduated or have a GED, or have enlisted in the military.
The deferred action offer will be available to those in proceedings, as well as to those who apply affirmatively.

The White House is expected to make a formal announcement this afternoon at 1:15pm ET. AILA will provide further details today.

Here is a link to the Department of Homeland Security announcement!