The Ottumwa Courier

Education

September 22, 2012

OHS to host informational meeting on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

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OTTUMWA — Law specifics:

Individuals may request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals if they:

• Were under the age of 31 as of June 15;

• Came to the U.S. before reaching their 16th birthday;

• Have continuously resided in the U.S. since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;

• Were physically present in the U.S. on June 15, and at the time of making their request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;

• Entered without inspection before June 15, or their lawful immigration status expired as of June 15;

• Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a GED certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or U.S. Armed Forces;

• Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.

Informational meeting:

6-7 p.m. Friday

Ottumwa High School auditorium

Speaker: Gary Walters, immigration attorney at Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON)

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