Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals info offered at meeting

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals info offered at meeting

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Federal officials held an informational meeting Monday night for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Under the program, qualified applicants are eligible for a work permit, and deportation is suspended for two years. It is estimated that up to 1.7 million noncitizens qualify nationally. An untold number of young people in Kern County stand to benefit from the program.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services offered information at East Bakersfield High School, Career Center Room.

People in the community who felt they might qualify for this program, or have family members who might qualify, were encouraged to attend, the USCIS said.