Bishop to Host Forum on New Immigration Policy

Sept. 14 in Bridgehampton, congressman will discuss what president's policy means for young undocumented immigrants.

For young people who entered the U.S. illegally as children, U.S. Rep. Tim Bishop will host a forum on Sept. 14 about relief from deportation offered by the Obama administration.

President Obama announced the new policy, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, in June.

The forum will take place at 7 p.m. Friday in the community room at in Bridgehampton, featuring a presentation by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

To receive relief, undocumented immigrants must meet several criteria, including not presenting a risk to national security or public safety, according to Bishop's office. Those who qualify will be eligible to be authorized to work for a renewable period of two years.

"I voted to pass the DREAM Act in the House, and I support the president taking executive action to give young people who came to America as children a chance to legally contribute to our society," Bishop said shortly after Obama announced deferred action. "This is a positive development for fairness in our immigration policy."

Deferred action is expected to allow more than 800,000 undocumented immigrants to obtain work visas.

Bishop's office notes that those wishing to apply are not required to enlist an attorney.

Those with questions or wishing to RSVP may call Bishop's office at 631-289-6500.

Jaguar-Guy September 09, 2012 at 10:57 AM
He threw up a last minute biscuit to the Dems, to beat Rubio to the punch and take away anything a Republican could do. He wanted to deflate his efforts and try to derail him as possible VP. Obama has to steal all the thunder - "I killed Osama", I, I, I, I, I, I, I, it is all "I".
Jaguar-Guy September 09, 2012 at 10:57 AM
Well done.
Stinker September 09, 2012 at 11:10 AM
Might as well. Not sure how many opportunities he will have to say good-bye.
frederico September 09, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Getting a visa to come in the US to work is the problem for those who crossed the border. For those who have citizen from the birth please search on the USCIS web site and you will find up until now (before the dream act) that there was no option for those who are illegal now here. You can only get a visa to work here under certain criteria and one important is a college degree. Most of the illegals in the USA had no visa option to come and live here, because the USCIS did not create a visa for non educated people (no college degree) so therefore they had to find another way to get here on their own and survive. The illegal labor people should have a visa adapted for their level of education or professional skills. When I got my H1B1visa I only got it because I had degree in college, a lawyer said to me back then before that if I don't finish college In my country I will have no options to get a visa and reside legally. USCIS laws are unfortunetly made for those who are educated and with degrees. It is time to adapt!
Jaguar-Guy September 10, 2012 at 11:34 AM
WHOA Bill - take it easy on poor old hhs. He's had his ass handed to him the past 3 weeks.


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