Interest in Deferred Action immigration program swells (video)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has received more than 82,000 applications over the past five weeks from undocumented young people seeking to stay in the U.S. and avoid deportation.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival – also known as DACA – is not a path to citizenship. It does allow for some immigrants who meet specific criteria to receive a waiver that allows them to get a driver’s license and a work-permit for two years.

Lisa Chun with the Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project at the NC Justice Center joined us over the weekend on News & Views with Chris Fitzsimon to talk about how this initiative is offering undocumented citizens new hope in the absence of comprehensive immigration reform at the federal level.

You can hear a short excerpt of Chun’s interview below or visit the Radio Interview section of the N.C. Policy Watch website to hear her full interview online.

The North Carolina Justice Center is sponsoring a free DACA Application Clinic this Wednesday (September 26th) in Western North Carolina, with additional clinics planned for October and November. (For more information upcoming DACA info-sessions, email deferred.action.ncjc@gmail.com or call (919) 675-2409.)

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