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.