Young Undocumented Immigrants can qualify to stay back in US
Young undocumented Immigrants have to meet a certain criteria to qualify for the benefits
In a recent development, US government has deferred the deportation of young undocumented immigrants and have allowed them to stay back for at least two more years once they qualify a certain criteria.
Undocumented young immigrants should have arrived the country before he or she was 16 and he has been staying here since 2007 continuously till June 15, 2012 will qualify to make an application on 15th August, 2012 to enjoy the benefits.
US Citizenship and Immigration Department Services (USCIS) will start accepting applications from the undocumented immigrants which will defer any kind of immigration action for another 2 years’ time.
USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas says, “The work will start on Aug 15.”
Advocates and members of Congress had to ask a lot of questions related to this issue which were answered by Immigration Policy Institute, Washington. The questions were basically pertaining to “follow up of the order, stopping the deportation and if the eligible individuals can apply for work permit.”
Starting August 15, more than 1 million applications will be submitted by the individuals who are below 31 years of age, arrived USA before they were 16 and have been staying continuously since 2007. According to a speculation more than 500,000 of applicants may be ready to apply as they would be turning 15 in another few years to come.
The officials have assured again and again that the concerned Department would look into every specific details of every individual application to evaluate the qualification. They will ensure that the process is transparent as much as possible and everyone gets a fair chance.
The applicants will be categorized into 2 groups, the first group would comprise of illegal immigrants who were with military services or those who have completed high school or else are continuing the same. The others not falling under this group would make another group.
The applicants under the first group are called DREAM-ers and hence the federal government has termed the immigration law as DREAM Act.
The Administration is also trying to shut the doors for illegal immigrants who are miscreants to the country. The announcement has been made that illegal immigrants whose applications would be rejected cannot reapply in future. The concept is to actually get rid of them so that the criminal cases in the country can be curbed.