Associated Press Scoop: DHS 'Preliminary Documents' Reveal Deferred Action Costs

Associated Press Scoop: DHS 'Preliminary Documents' Reveal Deferred Action Costs

"The Obama administration's new plan to grant temporary work permits to many young, [unauthorized] immigrants who otherwise could be deported may cost more than $585 million and require hiring hundreds of new federal employees to process more than 1 million anticipated requests, according to internal documents obtained by The Associated Press.  The Homeland Security Department plans, marked "not for distribution," describe steps that immigrants will need to take — including a $465 paperwork fee designed to offset the program's cost — and how the government will manage it.  [Unauthorized] immigrants can request permission to stay in the country under the plan by filing a document, "Request for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals," and simultaneously apply for a work permit starting Aug. 15." - Alicia Caldwell, AP, July 24, 2012.