This is not a pathway to citizenship.
“This deal does not apply to anyone who has come to this country recently. It does not apply to anyone who might come to America illegally in the future. It does not grant citizenship, or the right to stay here permanently, or offer the same benefits that citizens receive -– only Congress can do that. All we’re saying is we’re not going to deport you.” – President Barack Obama
Undocumented immigrants who have come to country recently are not eligible.
“Now, let’s be clear about what it isn’t. This deal does not apply to anyone who has come to this country recently. It does not apply to anyone who might come to America illegally in the future.
“If you’ve been in America for more than five years; if you have children who are American citizens or legal resident … you’ll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily without fear of deportation.” – President Barack Obama
Applicants will have to pay $500 to register.
Applicants will have to pay a fine to cover the administrative costs of implementing the program. Those interested in applying will have to pay $500 per person to have their request processed.
Applicants must have a clean record.
“We’re going to keep focusing enforcement resources on actual threats to our security. Felons, not families. Criminals, not children. Gang members, not a mom who’s working hard to provide for her kids. We’ll prioritize, just like law enforcement does every day…If you’re a criminal, you’ll be deported.” – President Barack Obama
Undocumented immigrants taking part of the program will not have access to federal benefits.
Although the new policy will require applicants to agree to pay taxes in exchange for their right to stay in the U.S., they will not have the right to receive federal benefits, including provisions under the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid coverage and food stamps.