From Winston Salem Journal via Carolina Plott Hound:
“More than 11,000 immigrants in North Carolina have applied for a two-year reprieve from deportation made available in the summer by President Barack Obama, according to the latest statistics provided by U.S. immigration authorities.”
“Since the Obama administration opened the application process Aug. 15, about 309,000 applications have been sent into U.S. Customs and Immigration Services from applicants nationwide. More than 53,000 have been approved, and about 10,000 have been rejected.”
“To qualify, applicants must be between ages 15 and 30 and must have arrived in the U.S. before age 16.
In addition, applicants must have continuously resided in the U.S. since June 15, 2007; have been in the U.S. on June 15; must be enrolled in school, have a high school diploma or a GED, or have been honorably discharged from the military or Coast Guard by the time of their application; and must not have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more other misdemeanors.”
Read the whole thing here.