Dream Act advocates may have been granted some relief after President Barack Obama’s administration announced a plan to stop deporting undocumented immigrants who are Dream Act-eligible, but some are now worried that these groups may be easy targets to scammers, reports Fox News Latino.
Jorge Baron of the Seattle-based Northwest Immigrant Rights Project explained that DREAMers are more vulnerable to be scammed into paying non-exist application fees or convinced that they are eligible to be granted working permits for a price. "Part of the problem is because immigration law is so complex. There is this inevitability of wanting to hear good news. There are people who want to believe that," said Baron to the news outlet.
Those eligible for the "deferred action" policy are undocumented youth who have immigrated to the U.S. as children, have lived in the U.S. for at least five years, are working towards receiving higher education, or have obtained higher education, as long as they have a clean criminal record, and are between the ages of 15 to 30.
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