Friday, June 15, 2012

President Obama to Halt Deportation of DREAMers

The Obama administration announced that it will offer reprieves from deportation for young immigrants who were brought to the country as minors and meet other specific requirements. This temporarily eliminates the possibility of deportation for youths who would qualify for relief under the DREAM Act, giving Congress the space needed to craft a bipartisan solution that gives permanent residence to qualifying young people. In a statement from the White House, President Obama said the policy was “the right thing to do,” calling DREAMers “Americans in their hearts, in their minds, in every way but one: on paper.”

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