De­ferred Ac­tion for Child­hood En­roll­ment

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -

For­mer Pres­i­dent Barack Obama be­gan this pro­gram in 2012, al­low­ing im­mi­grants who lack visas but meet sev­eral re­quire­ments to stay and work in the coun­try for two years and re­new the per­mit af­ter that. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump has con­tin­ued the pro­gram. Im­mi­grants are el­i­gi­ble if they: ■ Were un­der the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012

■ Came to the United States be­fore reach­ing their 16th birth­day

■ Have con­tin­u­ously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time ■ Were phys­i­cally present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of the de­ferred ac­tion re­quest

■ En­tered with­out in­spec­tion be­fore June 15, 2012, or let law­ful im­mi­gra­tion sta­tus ex­pire as of June 15, 2012

■ Are cur­rently in school, have grad­u­ated or ob­tained a cer­tifi­cate of com­ple­tion from high school, have ob­tained a gen­eral ed­u­ca­tion devel­op­ment (GED) cer­tifi­cate, or are an hon­or­ably dis­charged vet­eran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States

■ And have not been con­victed of a felony, sig­nif­i­cant mis­de­meanor, three or more other mis­de­meanors, and do not oth­er­wise pose a threat to na­tional se­cu­rity or public safety.

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