Many states fight immigration overhaul for youths - FOX 10 News | myfoxphoenix.com

Many states fight immigration overhaul for youths

Updated:
  • ImmigrationMore>>

  • Senate reprieve for highly contested border bill

    Senate reprieve for highly contested border bill

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:29:12 GMT
    A bill to deal with the immigration surge at the border appears headed for procedural defeat in the Senate.
    A bill to deal with the immigration surge on the U.S.-Mexico border won a temporary reprieve in the Senate Wednesday as lawmakers maneuvered to offer some response to the crisis before adjourning for the summer.
  • Smugglers cut through US-Mexico border fence

    Smugglers cut through US-Mexico border fence

    Suspected smugglers have cut a garage-sized hole through a steel fence that divides the United States and Mexico.
    Suspected smugglers have cut a garage-sized hole through a steel fence that divides the United States and Mexico.
  • House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

    House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

    House Republicans are heading toward a vote Thursday on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to...
    House Republicans are heading toward a vote Thursday on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to Central...

By CRISTINA SILVA
Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) - President Barack Obama's decision last year to allow hundreds of thousands of young people living in the country illegally to stay and work marked the biggest shift in immigration policy in decades.

Many months later, a handful of Republican-led states are blocking basic benefits for those in the program.

Some states are denying beneficiaries identification cards, driver's licenses, health care, in-state tuition, student financial aid, college admission or other privileges typically afforded to legal residents.

Others have set out welcome signs for the immigrants, including 12 that grant resident tuition for immigrants who graduated from local high schools.

Under the so-called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, roughly 1.7 million immigrants are eligible for work permits good for two years.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices