Young Illegal Immigrants Seek To Avoid Deportation

NPR, 8/15/12

Young people brought to the U.S. illegally began applying for a deportation deferral and a two-year work permit on Wednesday. It’s the boldest immigration program yet by the Obama administration — putting into effect elements of the so-called DREAM Act even though it has not passed Congress…

The program is aimed at undocumented young people in school, those who’ve graduated and those who served in the military. Anyone with a criminal record is barred from applying. There’s a $465 fee, which is supposed to pay for the program, and there’s a lot of paperwork.

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