Posted 11:11 PM 9/20/2012 : ICE notifies undocumented immigrants they will not be deported
TUCSON - Undocumented immigrants are getting letters saying they are approved to stay in the U.S. legally.
Jose Terrazas just received notice from Immigration and Customs Enforcement saying he is approved for Deferred Action.
That is President Obama's policy that assures people brought to America as children they will not be deported.
Terrazas' parents moved to the United States when he was 2-years-old.
"It's definitely kind of like a double life," Terrazas said. "There's certain things that you worry about, that you have to hide."
Terrazas is studying fire science at Northern Arizona University in Tucson. He was excited to receive his letter from ICE.
"When I first read it, I was so happy," Terrazas said. "I was relieved that all my hard work had paid off."
Terrazas said there is no path for many people to immigrate legally.
"There's a lot of good people out there," Terrazas said, "and they just need a way to do it the right way."
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