04/27/2013 03:24 pm ET

Undocumented Immigrants Get Work Visas In South Dakota


While the debate over immigration plays out in the nation’s capital and at kitchen tables across the Rushmore State, one federal program is already granting work visas to a few undocumented immigrants here.

More than 150 undocumented immigrants in South Dakota have applied for work visas under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program launched last summer, according to data by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released earlier this month. Of those, 95 in South Dakota have been granted two-year work visas.

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