Today, America welcomes young immigrants

     

CNN — In an opinion piece, ¬†Ali Noorani,executive director of the National Immigration Forum, wrote about Ivan cnn-logo-Rosales, a recent graduate of Cal State San Bernardino, and an undocumented immigrant who is about to enter a master’s program in bioethics at New York University and would like to serve in the U.S. military as an Army medic.

Rosales is one of thousands of students who will benefit from an Obama administration order, announced June 15, that it would consider requests for “deferred action” — that is, a stay of deportation proceedings — for young people who came to the United States before age 16, were 30 or younger as of June 15, have lived in the United States for at least five years, have graduated or are enrolled in school or were honorably discharged from the military, have stayed out of trouble and pass a background check.

The article was published Aug. 15, 2012.

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