Yesterday the President delivered some exciting news about DREAM Act eligible young people in the United States. According to the President, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will stop the deportation of young undocumented immigrants who meet certain criteria. Those who qualify will also be allowed to apply for a work permit. Here are a few important details to keep in mind:
- Immigration still has 60 days to release the details on how they want to proceed with this policy change. Beware of any service provider who claims they can get you a work permit right away.
- This is not a new law, but rather a change in prosecution priorities. Young people still do not have a right, per se, to receive work authorization.
- This policy change does not provide a pathway to residency or citizenship. As the President admitted, it is a temporary fix.
Stay tuned for more details . . .