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Meeting raises questions for those who might benefit from new immigration policy

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Attorneys, consular staff and advocates for immigrants answered many questions about the policy that would suspend deportation for certain eligible immigrants in a forum at Madera South High School.

More than 200 people gathered in the school’s cafeteria, where staff from the office of the Consulate of Mexico in Fresno presented information, and the Fresno-based Immigration Lawyer Lazaro Salazar spoke about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

The Deferred Action Program grants consideration for temporary relief from deportation to certain individuals who were brought to the United States as young children. Applicants must not present a risk to national security or public safety, and must meet several key criteria including being currently enrolled in school or having earned a high school diploma orserved in the armed forces. Those who successfully meet the criteria will be eligible to enjoy deferred action for two years and to apply for work authorization.

Salazar was especially wary about the provisional aspects of the policy...


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