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Obama’s plan at a glance

Those who fit the following criteria would be eligible for work permits:

1. Came to the United States under the age of 16.

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2. Are not older than 30.

3. Have continuously resided in the United States for at least five years.

4. Are in school, have earned a high school diploma or General Education Development certificate, or are honorably discharged veterans.

5. Have not been convicted of a felony offense, a significant or multiple misdemeanor offenses, and do not pose a security threat.

SOURCE: Department of Homeland Security

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