4,591 illegal immigrants get deportation reprieve, 158,408 more to be reviewed
Good PR for Hispanic voters just in time for the election. Imagine that.
The Obama administration has granted 4,591 young illegal immigrants a two-year deportation reprieve under a new program created two months ago, according to statistics released by the Department of Homeland Security on Friday.
The administration began receiving applications for the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” program in August, and they have since taken in 179,794 applications, according to the Department of Homeland Security. They have scheduled 158,408 of those for biometric appointments, where officials will take applicants’ fingerprints to conduct criminal background checks.
More details via USA Today.