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Migrants line up to avoid deportation

AMERICAN ‘DREAMERS’:Undocumented immigrants who were brought to the US as children are applying for temporary residency, hoping to call the US home at last

AFP, WASHINGTON

“We are here to demonstrate that there is no harm in applying,” added Montano Vargas, who hopes to study medicine.

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services has said the information submitted will not be shared with law enforcement unless the individual is wanted for a crime or considered a national security threat.

Officials caution that applicants must pay a US$465 fee and that the process could take several months to complete.

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