The Obama administration plans to begin accepting applications Wednesday for certain young illegal immigrants to defer their deportation.

The new immigration policy is quickly becoming a campaign issue as Republicans attempt to cast President Obama in a negative light by saying the move offers certain illegal aliens “amnesty,” opens up opportunities for fraud, and will jeopardize jobs for U.S. citizens.

Under the new policy, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is able to exercise prosecutorial discretion for certain illegal immigrants under the age of 30 who wish to defer their deportation from the country.