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Hundreds gather at town hall meeting for deferred action program

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KENNEWICK, Wash.

Today is the day thousands of young immigrants have been waiting for. Young people living in the United State illegally can now apply to stay in the country under certain conditions.

Hundreds of people gathered at St. Joseph's Church in Kennewick for a town hall meeting to learn more about how to apply and the process. The meeting was hosted by One America, a immigration advocacy group

In Washington state there are an estimated 30,000 people that could be eligible for temporary deportation relief under President Obama's deferred action program. Nationwide, there could be more than 800,000 people that could qualify.

To qualify, the applicant must meet a list of certain conditions, including the person must be between the ages of 15 and 30, have no criminal record, and must prove they have been in the U.S. for the last five years.

If you are interested in getting more information about applying for the deferred action program,. you can head to weareoneamerica.org for more resources.

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