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Obama Administration Blocks Deportation
Of Immigrant Youth, Allows Work Permits

June 15, 2012, 4:00 AM

The Department of Homeland Security June 15 announced that it will not deport young adults brought into the United States illegally when they were children and will allow them to apply for work authorization.

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said in a statement that effective immediately, certain young people who were brought to the United States as young children, do not present a risk to national security or public safety, and meet several key criteria will be considered for relief from removal from the country or from entering into removal proceedings.

Those who demonstrate that they meet the criteria...

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