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Obama’s Deferred Action Program will Legalize 1.8 Million Young Illegals…not 800,000 as Promised

Posted by FactReal on August 9, 2012

As expected, more illegal aliens will benefit from Obama’s amnesty fiat. The Obama administration has taken away the high school/G.E.D. requirement. Their new guidelines will allow young illegals without a high school or G.E.D. degree to apply for the legal status as long as they re-enroll in high school by the time they apply.

Via FoxNation:

Nearly 1.8 million undocumented immigrants [illegal aliens] could have their deportations suspended for two years, and legally obtain jobs here, under President Obama’s recent policy to give them leniency. […]

Obama Administration officials have said their estimates put the number of immigrants who would qualify at about 800,000; that was before the new guidelines. Initially, the guidelines called for applicants to have graduated from a U.S. high school or earned a GED.

…[T]he revised estimate reflects “the updated DHS guidelines that youth lacking a high school or GED degree would be eligible to apply for deferred action as long as they have re-enrolled by the date of their application.”

Via Yahoo News:
As many as 1.76 million young illegal immigrants could qualify for temporary legal status under President Obama’s deferred action program over the next ten years, says a new report from the Migration Policy Institute. That’s more than double the Obama administration’s initial estimate of 800,000 people who would benefit from the program.

The new number reflects the Obama administration’s updated guidelines released last Friday depicting who qualifies for the temporary legal status, which provides relief from deportation and a work permit. Initially, only young illegal immigrants under 30 who entered the country as children, graduated from high school and had no criminal record would make the cut. Now, young people who didn’t graduate or receive their G.E.D. can still apply for the legal status as long as they re-enroll in high school by the time they apply. About 1.26 million people currently meet that description and are aged 15 or older, while another 500,000 people would become eligible in the next 10 years.

SOURCES
FoxNation
http://nation.foxnews.com/illegal-immigration/2012/08/08/estimate-undocumented-immigrants-who-could-avoid-deportation-under-obama-rises-18-million

Yahoo News
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/deferred-action-program-could-legalize-1-8-million-221839009.html

Migration Policy Institute
http://www.migrationpolicy.org/pubs/FS24_deferredaction.pdf

 

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