US 2-year work permits for undocumented immigrants
United States, 1st August: Come 15th August and the US will begin the process of providing undocumented immigrants with the best gift ever.
It has been announced by the Obama administration that applications of undocumented immigrants will now get accepted by US immigration authorities from 15th August this year.
2-year US work permits-a freedom for 11 million immigrants—It is certainly one of the biggest ever bonanza to be offered by the US authorities to nearly millions of undocumented immigrants. The Obama administration has decided to grant temporary US work permits to several young and undocumented immigrants living in the US.
The ruling is being considered as a huge victory for a large number of undocumented immigrants wanting to stay and get work or jobs in the US legally for a short period.
Prior to this ruling, undocumented immigrants were not allowed to seek employment or work in the US.
Plan for Dream Act students--Announcing the move, Congressman Luis Gutierrez and several pro-immigrant groups revealed about a new website for helping DREAM ACT students take benefit of the new program for deferring deportations.
The new plan by the US authorities will cost around $585 million. In addition, it will require recruitment of hundreds of US workers to help in processing of around 1 million applications for US temporary work permits of undocumented immigrants.
This has been revealed by internal documents.
Steps for gaining US temporary 2-year work permits—For undocumented immigrants desirous of gaining US temporary work permits, the process is simple.
They must make a request to live and work in the US by filing a “Request for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals”.
Along with it, from 15th August this year, they must make applications for US work permits.
Eligibility for gaining temporary US work permits—Under the latest US administration program for helping undocumented immigrants get jobs legally in the US, the latter must satisfy certain eligibility criteria.
These are mentioned below—
• Eligible immigrants should have come in the US before attaining 16 years of age;
• They must be aged 30 or younger;
• They should either be in school or graduated or need to have served in the military;
• They should have a minimum stay of five years;
• They should not have any criminal record or any other offence posing a threat to the safety.
A point worth mentionable here that undocumented immigrants satisfying all the above mentioned conditions can forward an application for living and working in the US lawfully.
They will be provided a US 2-year temporary work permit. However, they will not be granted US citizenship.