June 15th, 2012
10:09 AM ET

U.S. to stop deporting some young illegal immigrants

The Obama administration announced Friday it will stop deporting young people who came to the United States as children of illegal immigrants if they meet certain requirements.

The Department of Homeland Security said the policy change will cover people younger than 30 who:

- Came to the United States before the age of 16;

- Have continuously resided in the United States for at least five years as of June 15, 2012;

- Are in school, have graduated from high school, have obtained a general education development certificate, or are honorably discharged veterans of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States;

- Have not been convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor offense, multiple misdemeanor offenses, or otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.

Explanation of policy from the Department of Homeland Security

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  1. Pnm9pnm

    Most immigrants from Mexico r good people an good workers I took my car to them an thay Allways do a good fare job an when thay are in the army thay 4 the most part do well thare to.i like most immigrants I meet it wood be good to make the, legal most I see ern it anyway.pnm.

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