Saturday, June 16, 2012

More Views on Obama Granting Relief for Young Immigrants

Statement from the New York State Youth Leadership Council
in Response to Announcement from Obama Administration on Deferred Action Process for DREAM Act Eligible Youth


Friday, June 15, 2012

Contact: Daniela Alulema, 646-472-9565,
Razeen Zaman, 212-473-2570,

The inspiring actions taken by undocumented youth from the National Immigrant Youth Alliance has prompted the White House today to announce Deferred Action for undocumented youth. We will need to confirm the claim with the caseload of deportation cases we receive. We are aware that this new announcement comes a year after the Prosecutorial Discretion announcement, which unfortunately was not implemented. [...]

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Statement from the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights


June 15, 2012

Information: Catherine Tactaquin,
Laura Rivas,

We Welcome Promise to Stop the Deportation of (Some) Young Immigrants
Safety and Security for All Immigrants Still a Dream

We welcome President Obama’s decision to stop the deportations of over a million immigrant youth who may be eligible under terms described today. We hope this will be a first step towards ending the punishment of all undocumented immigrants and the separation of families.

We congratulate the tens of thousands of youths, their families, friends and allies who have fought for over a decade for relief from deportation, initially through the proposal of the “DREAM Act” and more recently with calls for an executive order by President Obama. Without a doubt, the very visible actions of undocumented youth and students in recent years “coming out” as undocumented, and leading nationwide actions and mobilizations, has been critical to this evolution of policy. [...]

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