by Sean Whaley
Nevada News Bureau

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August 13, 2012
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Homeland Security accepting applications for 'deferred action'

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will officially begin accepting applications Wednesday for "deferred action" from young immigrants who were brought to the United States as children and who meet other specific requirements.

There are an estimated 23,300 potential beneficiaries of the program in Nevada, with a large majority, 18,570, from Mexico, according to estimates from the Immigration Policy Center.

The IPC estimates there are approximately 1.4 million immigrants currently in the United States who might meet the requirements of the deferred action initiative, either now or when they are older.

The IPC is releasing an updated Deferred Action for …

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