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MHS to sponsor workshop about new Deferred Action Program

November 30, 2012

Monticello High School, along with The Rural Migrant Ministry, is sponsoring an informational program for students and their parents concerning the Deferred Action Program for Childhood Arrivals. This program will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 5 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Monticello, located at the corner of North and Liberty Streets.

President Obama, by executive order, instituted the Deferred Action Program for Childhood Arrivals on June 15, 2012. This program is for individuals who came to the United States as children and meet certain guidelines. Estimates suggest that between 40,000 and 80,000 young people in New York State may be eligible for Deferred Action.

Individuals who qualify for deferred action will not be placed into removal proceedings or removed from the United States for a specified period of time (deportation). If you receive deferred action, you may be eligible for employment authorization (work permits).

Please see your guidance counselor with any questions. This is the first in a series of Outreach Parent Workshops from the Monticello High School. Different topics will be discussed during these workshops throughout the remainder of the school year.