Friday, January 20th, 2017

DACA Can Help Young Workers

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"In an animal laboratory in central California's dairy country, Juan Carlos Martin cleaned and fed dozens of cows.  Smuggled through a U.S. border checkpoint in a car at age 13, the Mexico native had hoped for an education and career, but started working full time at the end of high school after an accident incapacitated his father.  Now 23, Martin was surprised to learn this week that he may be eligible for the new federal program that temporarily defers deportation and grants work permits to young illegal immigrants.  Much of the attention surrounding the program that began last Wednesday has focused on students.  But researchers say it could also benefit hundreds of thousands of young adults working in low-wage industries such as agriculture." - GOSIA WOZNIACKA, Associated Press,  Aug