Office Hours on Deferred Action for Certain Young Immigrants
03:49 PM EDT
Earlier today, President Obama discussed an important action taken by the Administration that will make our nation’s immigration policy more fair, more efficient, and more just – specifically for certain young people who are low enforcement priorities. Effective immediately, the Department of Homeland Security is taking steps to lift the shadow of deportation from these young people. If they meet certain criteria, and do not present a risk to national security or public safety, they soon will be able to request relief from deportation proceedings, and apply for work authorization for a renewable period of two years.
For more information on the DHS directive, check out the press release.
Immediately following the remarks, Felicia Escobar, senior policy director for immigration and Tyler Moran, deputy policy director for immigration took to Twitter to answer your questions about the announcement. Check out the full Q&A below or on Storify.
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