By: Francisco Diaz
"Admission is free for all concerned, the talk is about the most recent information the federal government has given out on the process to be used for applications," said Norma Nelly Vielma.
The immigration lawyer of the Consulate General of Mexico in Laredo added that today's meeting are to dispel doubts about the requirements to be met by persons wishing to benefit from this program.
She recalled that President Barack Obama signed an executive order to halt the deportations of undocumented students who are between 16 and 30 years of age, have lived more than five years in the United States with no criminal record and who have completed high school or ventured into the army.
"We are awaiting a further meeting with immigration authorities to give us more details on how to use to process on all applications," Vielma said. It is expected that after Aug. 15, the federal government will clarify doubts and set the procedure for processing applications for people who seek to benefit from the deferred action.
"The immigration authorities requested a deadline for Aug. 15 to organize and prepare a form for this procedure in addition to defining the cost of each application," said the immigration attorney.
Vielma noted that those interested in this program must go on Monday afternoon to LCC to seek more information.
Edited by: C.R.