immigrants http://wmot.org en Tenn. Immigrants Excited About new Federal Program http://wmot.org/post/tenn-immigrants-excited-about-new-federal-program <p>WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) &mdash; Tennessee&rsquo;s most prominent immigrant rights group say the state&rsquo;s undocumented population is excited about the launch of a new federal program that allows illegal immigrants to stay in the U.S.</p><p>Starting today, young illegal immigrants can apply for a new Homeland Security Department program that lets them stay in the U.S. and get work permits.</p><p>Critics of the program have called the policy backdoor amnesty and say they worry about fraud.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 16:54:34 +0000 AP/WMOT 14546 at http://wmot.org