Thousands L.A. of Illegal Immigrants Seek Dcuments to Stay in U.S.

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Thousands of Los Angeles illegal immigrants have inundated the nation's second-largest school district for copies of records that might qualify them for the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Those who are 30 years old and younger will be allowed to stay in the United States and work for up to two years. Applications can be renewed every two years.

The Los Angeles Times (lat.ms/QTKDF8) reports the district had a backlog of at least 2,300 requests for transcripts or diplomas before Aug. 15, the first day that applicants could submit forms to the federal government.

Applicants need to prove they've lived in this country continuously since June 2007.

There could be up to 200,000 Los Angeles school district illegal immigrants in this group.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com

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