New policy: Young immigrants no longer deported

New policy: Young immigrants no longer deported

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Big changes to immigration policy will impact our local Latino community. Young illegal immigrants who came to the u-s as kids will no longer be deported.

President Obama announced the government won't deport immigrants younger than 30 as long as they haven't committed any crime.

The new rules still do not provide a path to citizenship.

They will let qualified people apply for permits to work in the country legally.

There are stipulations to the new policy. Illegal immigrants must have come to the U-S before they turned 16.

They must have been in the country for at least five years. They also need to be in school, graduated from high school or served in the military.