SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Obama administration will begin charging $465 this month for temporary work permits for many young, illegal immigrants.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said Friday it will begin accepting applications Aug. 15. The permits will be granted for two years and subject to renewal.
The agency says it would grant a limited number of fee exemptions but the costs are expected to be shouldered by applicants, not taxpayers. The total cost of the program will depend on how many people apply.
President Barack Obama announced the plan's broad outlines in June. Immigrants must have arrived in the United States before their 16th birthday, be 30 or younger, lived in the U.S. at least five years, and been in school, graduated or served in the military.