Monday, September 10, 2012

DREAMers Cautious on Deferred Action Offer

Miriam Jordan writes for the Wall Street Journal:

The flow of applications for a program allowing undocumented immigrants to remain in the U.S. and work legally has been slowed by concerns about what they must disclose and uncertainty about who will be the next president.
 
During the first three weeks that the government accepted requests for "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals," as the program is known, nearly 40,000 individuals submitted applications, according to government officials and others familiar with the situation. The government began accepting requests on August 15.
 
Chris Bentley, press secretary for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency adjudicating the requests, said the government will release official numbers later this week. He declined to comment further.
 
The level of activity so far is a fraction of the potential number of eligible immigrants. Click here for more..

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