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Interest in Deferred Action immigration program swells (video)

Posted By Clayton Henkel On September 24, 2012 @ 11:02 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [1] has received more than 82,000 applications [2] over the past five weeks from undocumented young people seeking to stay in the U.S. and avoid deportation.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival [3] – 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 [4] 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 [5] of the N.C. Policy Watch website to hear her full interview online [6].

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 [7] or call (919) 675-2409.)

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[1] U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=f2ef2f19470f7310VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=f2ef2f19470f7310VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD

[2] 82,000 applications: http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2012/sep/23/month-into-deferred-action-immigration-program/

[3] Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/DACA.pdf

[4] Lisa Chun: http://www.ncjustice.org/?q=node/69

[5] Radio Interview section: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/category/radioandvideo/radio-interviews/

[6] hear her full interview online: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2012/09/24/lisa-chun-senior-attorney-for-the-immigrant-rights-project-discusses-deferred-action-for-undocumented-youth/

[7] deferred.action.ncjc@gmail.com: mailto:deferred.action.ncjc@gmail.com?subject=S2%20Sept%2026%20WesternNC&body=Include%20your%20complete%20contact%20information%3A%0A

[8] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiloBUOLsZg

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