Thursday, August 9, 2012

US still detaining youth immigrants

Democracy Now!:

A new Obama administration policy could stop the deportation of as many as 1.3 million undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. Starting on Aug. 15, students under the age of 30 may be eligible for a two-year reprieve from deportation if they meet certain conditions. We speak to Marco Saavedra, a DREAM activist who infiltrated a Florida detention facility and was arrested again over the weekend calling for the release of immigrants held there. We also speak with Tom Shea, director of training for the New York Immigration Coalition about the Obama administration’s new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and what it will mean for undocumented youth.

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