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Deferred Action Applications Begin

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MEDFORD, Ore. – Beginning Wednesday, up to 1.7 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. Can start applying for a two-year reprieve from deportation.

Here’s how people in Southern Oregon can apply: There is an online application that can either be filled out electronically or printed then filled out. Either way, you still have to mail it in to immigration services and while there is a 465-dollar fee to be mailed in, The 1.7 million illegal immigrants that can apply are at risk for online scams asking for electronic fees.

Local attorney’s say the biggest misconception is that Wednesday marks the start of this program, but in fact it is the beginning of the application process. The Idiart Law Group says they have been flooded with phone calls. Larissa Medina works with local youth who could benefit from this program. She says the program could open doors for young adults who continuously face legal barriers.

Attorneys do emphasize this is a temporary measure. Applications will be accepted until at least January, because under a different administration, for example if Mitt Romney took office, this could all easily change given that this is all simply a matter of administrative discretion.