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

Aug 22, 2012

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.


Jose Arreola, outreach manager with Educators for Fair Consideration

Julianne Hing, reporter and blogger for

Laura Lopez, student legal advocate with Educators for Fair Consideration 


Educators for Fair Consideration

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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 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