Immigration: deportation stay brings hope for Maderans

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Some unsettled over high court ruling on Ariz. law

Two controversial decisions over the fate of illegal immigrants have lifted heavy burdens off some Maderans, but also fired up emotions.

The first, announced earlier this month, halts the deportation of those who were brought to the United States illegally as children but have been productive members of society, do not pose a threat to national security or public safety and meet other requirements.

Additionally, it grants these immigrants, who must be no older than 30, the right to apply for authorization to work.

Martin Arce never dreamed that would happen. The 22-year-old, who already works in the fields, said obtaining the privilege to legally work will open up better job prospects...

 

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