Transcript Requests Flood In

New Work Pemit Policy Sparks Applications

Posted: October 27, 2012 at 6 a.m.

The new federal policy granting young undocumented immigrants a chance to receive work permits has resulted in a flood of transcript requests to area high schools over the past two months.

At A Glance

Deferred Action

Requirements to be considered for deferred action include:

If an individual came to the United States before turning 16.

If an individual has lived in the United States since June 15, 2007.

If an individual was under 31 as of June 15, 2012.

If an individual entered without inspection before June 15, or if lawful immigration status expired as of that day.

If an individual is currently in school, has graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school; has obtained a GED; or if individual is an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard or Armed Forces.

If an individual has not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor or three or more misdemeanors and does not otherwise pose a threat.

If an individual was present in the United States on June 15 and at the time of request for consideration of deferred action.

Source: whitehouse.gov

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