KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)—Filling out a form and paying a $465 fee, brings hope to two young illegal immigrants.
Angelica, 20, and Maria, 22, plan to join hundreds of thousands of other young adults and apply for President Obama’s deferred action program Wednesday.
Both women were brought to the US as children. Now as adults, they work, go to school and call America home.
Angelica and Maria qualify for President Obama’s new plan he announced in June that could let them stay in the US legally and get a two-year work permit.
To be eligible, applicants have to:
- Prove they arrived in the U.S. before they turned 13
- Are younger than 30 years old
- Have been living in the US for at least five years
- Are in school, graduated or served in the military
- Have a clean record and don't pose a safety threat