(AP) - More than a million illegal immigrants brought to the country as children may be eligible for a deportation reprieve.
The program - created in June under an executive order signed by President Obama - will allow some young illegal immigrants to remain in the country and work without being deported for at least two years.
The federal government is now accepting applications. Only applicants who haven't committed major crimes can apply without fear of deportation.
The 465-dollar application fee is expected to pay for administrative costs.
President Obama says the program isn't amnesty or a path to citizenship.
But opponents, including many prominent Republicans, say it is.