Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Immigrants Hoping to Qualify for DHS Program Urged to Gather Data, Documents

"Immigrant rights advocates barely had time to digest the Obama administration's announcement last week that it would stop deporting some young immigrants when the questions started flowing in: Am I the right age? Does an arrest disqualify me? Do my parents qualify?  "We've been celebrating all weekend," Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Tuesday. "We've now got to get ready. We've got to prepare the documents."  The mayor joined activists and student organizers at a news conference called to highlight the need for young immigrants to begin documenting their history in the United States." – Paloma Esquivel, L.A. Times, June 20, 2012.