DHS announced will STOP deporting Young Immigrant

On June 15th the DHS announced that it will stop deporting young immigrants who were brought to the US as children and meet several criteria’s.  To such important announcement, the Heartland Workers Center met with several Latino/a youth leaders to discuss the criteria’s, who does it applies to and what does the DHS knows and does not knows.  This meeting was held on June 19th with the legal assistance of Mark Curley a local Omaha Immigration Attorney, who answered as many questions as he could to keep the young leaders informed and protected from possible fraud. The criteria that were mention by the DHS and where discussed to the young people where as follow:

1. Came to the United States under the age of sixteen (16);

2. Have continuously resided in the United States for at least five (5) years preceding the date of this memorandum and are present in the United States on the date of this memorandum (June 15, 2012);

3. Are currently in school, have graduated from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are honorably discharged veterans of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States;

4. Have not been convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor offense, multiple misdemeanor offenses, or otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety;

5. Are not above the age of thirty.

There are no updates yet since the DHS Announcement on June 15th.