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Well today is -- one.
Of the president's new immigration program.
Thousands of illegal immigrants now are able to apply for the president's deferred deportation program you -- this of course is a controversial initiative.
That will allow illegal immigrants to work legally.
In the United States if they -- a number of criteria and that's how -- start a brand -- hour right now America's news now we are glad to have you with us at -- -- -- account.
I'm Gregg -- in for -- the Homeland Security Department.
Starts accepting applications today the lines already forming nationwide.
-- a look live at downtown Los Angeles 7 AM there and officials believe close to two million illegal immigrants.
May be eligible for the pro.
Where -- course many immigrants say that it's a dream come true for them.
But others are remaining skeptical about this program here's some of that.
Hack my because Obama might -- at the -- -- -- -- everything is actually trying to get ahead.
And trying to have honored to have documents.
Ready -- what and they want to support us after they have all of our information Whaley lives and everything.
Our chief us correspondent Catherine Herridge joins us now live on us from Washington -- -- you heard them speaking about what the requirements are what I that.
Well thank you -- good morning today is the first stated this six page form called consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals.
Can be filled out by nearly one point eight million undocumented immigrants who came to the US as minors as you -- the -- begin forming earlier this morning.
This video the most recent videos from Los Angeles because on Tuesday -- officials released a list of 33 types of documents.
That would qualify for this program that effectively is a reprieve from deportation.
For two years they include the individuals.
Enrollment in a public or private school that they have a high school degree or that they are taking vocational training.
Immigration officials say the documents will be closely scrutinized given the potential for fraud but there is no uniform standard for these documents -- So how does all this playing out we we know when the president announced it it was a huge political issue has a stack up -- happen.
Well when the announcement was made Martha the president blamed Republicans for blocking a lot he said had bipartisan support.
And a year and a half ago Democrats pass the DREAM Act in the house but Republicans walked away from.
-- got 55 votes.
In the senate.
But Republicans blocked it.
The bill hasn't really change.
The need hasn't changed.
It's still the right thing to do were the only thing that has changed apparently.
Was the politics.
And -- two leading Republican senator Grassley and congressman Lamar Smith.
Responding in a statement quote while potentially millions of illegal immigrants will be permitted to compete with American workers for jobs.
There seems to be little if any mechanism in place for -- fraudulent applications and documentation.
They also want to describe how this deferred action.
Is in their opinion is on the administration plans to press what they called the replay button for large scale fraud during the amnesty of 1986.
And -- -- you Catherine thank you very much you're welcome.
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