10:12am

Wed August 22, 2012
Deferred Action

Today on Your Call: How will Deferred Action affect the lives of undocumented youth in the US?

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the new program that allows a limited path to employment for immigrant youth.  It is being called the “Dream Act, lite.”  Is this a step towards more comprehensive immigration reform?  Or is it just an election-year strategy to win votes?  Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here. What is the ongoing reality of undocumented people in the US today? It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.


Guests:


Jose Arreola, outreach manager with Educators for Fair Consideration


Julianne Hing, reporter and blogger for Colorlines.com


Laura Lopez, student legal advocate with Educators for Fair Consideration 


Resources:


Educators for Fair Consideration


Colorlines: How Will Deferred Action for DREAMers Work? New Details Released


Colorlines: Advocates Launch Fund to Help DREAMers Pay $465 ‘Deferred Action’ Fee


Colorlines: DREAMers Welcome Obama’s Immigration Shift, But Pledge Caution 


Slate: Long Lines of People Celebrate Obama’s Immigration Policy


Uprising Radio: Erick Huerta on Undocumented Youth Applying for “Deferred Action” 


Marketplace: Secret Keeps Man on Margins of the Economy 


Mobilize.org: Undocumented, but Not Alone 


KALW Crosscurrents: Undocumented student activist wants public to wake up to the DREAM 


Daily Kos: Record-level deportations continue under Obama Administration


International Business Times: Deferred Action Won't Go Far In Arizona: Gov. Jan Brewer Bans Illegal Immigrants From Public Benefits, IDs

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