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Legal At Last? - Young immigrants in the US

Even though they've attended highschool for years, hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who arrived in the US as children risk deportation every day and have no right to a place at university or a legal job.

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President Barack Obama has now pushed through a policy change that means many young illegal immigrants can legally live and work in the US, sidestepping Congress after years of stalemate over the nation's immigration policy. For $465 (about 375 euros), they can apply for residency and a work permit. The new rules apply to people under age 30 who came to the US under the age of 16 and have either a high-school degree or have served in the military.