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Conditions for Amnesty

By on 6.15.12 | 4:22PM

Here are the five conditions an illegal immigrant must meet to qualify for deferred action, according to the Department of Homeland Security:

  1. Came to the United States under the age of sixteen;

  2. Have continuously resided in the United States for a least five years preceding the date of this memorandum and are present in the United States on the date of this memorandum;

  3. Are currently 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;

  4. 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;

  5. Are not above the age of thirty.

As with most prospective amnesties, it's an open question whether the immigration bureaucracy will be able to meaningfully enforce these conditions.

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