Winston-Salem teen, thousands more apply to legally work in US
GREENSBORO, N.C. — 15-year-old Kevin Pastor from Winston-Salem can now apply for a work permit in the U.S and not fear deportation.
“It just hard to describe how I feel now,” Pastor said.
Pastor was born in another country but brought to America before the age of 16. For many years, he and several others were known as undocumented.
The Obama administration created this plan in June after congress failed to pass the DREAM ACT. The application would grant people like Pastor a two-year work permit that is subject to renewal.
The cost of the application is $465 per person, and all applicants will have to go an extensive background check.
As for now it’s still not known how long the process will take. But for Pastor he’s already paid for his work permit and plans to join the working force soon.
The permit will not grant amnesty or citizenship.
For more information on what’ needed for the work permit you can go to www.uscis.gov/childhoodarrivals.