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Immigration activists gear up for Aug. 15 opening of 2-year work permit process

Published: Aug 1, 2012 7:45 am By: Antonio Olivo, Chicago Tribune

"On Tuesday, immigrant advocates in Chicago began gearing up for the Aug. 15 launch of the application process by announcing a DREAM Relief Day event on the same day at Navy Pier, where attorneys and other volunteers will be available to help those eligible apply for the two-year work permits.

The process, announced in June over heated objections from some lawmakers and others who seek tougher immigration enforcement, is open to people born after June 15, 1981, who were brought into the U.S. before they turned 16 and have lived here continuously for at least five years."

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