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MEDIA ADVISORY: FIVE UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS CHALLENGE LOCAL AND FEDERAL LAW; WHITE HOUSE RESPONSE PENDING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

October 13, 2011

CONTACT:
Alma Castrejon
(213) 925-2671
dreamteamlosangeles@gmail.com

FIVE UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS CHALLENGE LOCAL AND FEDERAL LAW; WHITE HOUSE RESPONSE PENDING

WHAT: Press conference with the five undocumented students who were arrested yesterday at the Immigration Custom Enforcement (ICE) Chief Prosecutor’s office.

WHEN: Thursday, October 13, 2011 10:00AM

WHERE: 606 S. Olive Street Los Angeles, CA 90014

WHY:  The five youth Neidi Dominguez, Nancy Meza, Francisco Bravo, Adrian Gonzalez and Tony Ortuno met with Los Angeles ICE Chief Prosecutor and urged her and President Obama to grant Administrative Relief to DREAM Act – eligible youth. Although the five students were released the same day, they still face the threat of deportation as there is no clear mechanism to protect them from immigration authorities.

The five students were allowed to meet with ICE Chief Prosecutor Workeneh and made the demand that she use her power to put them in communication with Secretary Napolitano to begin the conversation on Administrative Relief for DREAM Act – eligible youth. A response from the White House is still pending.

SPONSORS: Dream Team Los Angeles (DTLA) and Orange County Dream Team (OCDT)

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