Monday, August 26, 2013

Half of eligible immigrants sign up for deferred deportation program

About half of the young immigrants eligible for DACA have signed up. This is not good news.   - - Donna Poisl

By Cindy Carcamo

TUCSON -- Stifled by a variety of obstacles — from fees to fear — fewer than half of those eligible for immigration relief have taken advantage of an Obama administration program launched a year ago, according to a new study.

About 49% of those eligible have applied for a work permit and a two-year reprieve from possible deportation, according to the Migration Policy Institute, a think tank in Washington D.C. that studies the worldwide movement of people.
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