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MNPS Session On President’s Immigration Announcement

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Metro-Nashville Public Schools and the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights will hold an informational session this Saturday for people to learn more about the President's executive order to stop the deportations of young immigrants.

To qualify for the program, students will need documents to prove that they have graduated from high school or are currently enrolled; these documents will come from the local public schools

This weekend's session will be held at Glencliff High School and will be held in Spanish with English translation available. Two sessions will be held, the first a 9 a.m. and the second at 4 p.m.  Glencliff High School is located at 160 Antioch Pike in Nashville.

How to Request Student & Graduate Records
If the student is currently enrolled or graduated within the last three years (in 2010, 2011 and 2012), the records are at the Metro Nashville high school from which the student graduated.

If the student graduated prior to 2010, the records must be retrieved. The student must complete a Records Request Form found at this link: http://www.mnps.org/Page58540.aspx. The fee for this request is $3.

Who is eligible for deferred action under this new directive?
Pursuant to the Secretary's June 15, 2012, memorandum, in order to be eligible for deferred action, individuals must:

  1. Have come to the United States under the age of sixteen;
  2. Have continuously resided in the United States for at least five years preceding the date of this memorandum and are present in the United States on the date of this memorandum;
  3. Currently be in school, have graduated from high school, have obtained a general education development certificate, or are honorably discharged veterans of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States;
  4. Have not been convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor offense, multiple misdemeanor offenses, or otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety;
  5. Not be above the age of 30.

Individuals must also complete a background check and, for those individuals who make a request to USCIS and are not subject to a final order of removal, must be 15 years old or older. 

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