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PRESIDENT OBAMA: GRANT ADMINISTRATIVE RELIEF TO DREAM ACT ELIGIBLE YOUTH

MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                 Contact: Alma Castrejon
October 10, 2011                                            Cell: (213) 925-2671

PRESIDENT OBAMA: GRANT ADMINISTRATIVE RELIEF TO DREAM ACT ELIGIBLE YOUTH

WHAT: Press event announcing the launch of the national campaign asking President Obama to grant Administrative Relief to DREAM Act-eligible youth.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 10:00AM

WHERE: 300 N. Los Angeles St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Front steps of building)

WHY: Undocumented youth, the immigrant community and supporters were hopeful that the recent announcements by President Obama and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would bring relief to DREAM Act-eligible youth by putting an end to their deportations. However,  due to programs like Secure Communities and 287g, and the lack of a clear mechanism of implementation, the numbers of undocumented youth who are incarcerated, shackled and deported to countries they barely know continues to rise.

The issue of immigration continues to be a top priority for Latino voters. President Obama needs to prove to Latino voters his support for DREAM Act -eligible youth by taking action and make use of his executive power to protect undocumented youth from deportation and provide them with the opportunity to apply for work authorization.

SPONSORS: Dream Team Los Angeles, Orange County Dream Team, San Fernando Valley Dream Team, community members and allies.

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