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Brand & Martínez for August 23, 2012




Roberto Larios, 21, (R) holds Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival application as he waits in line with hundreds of fellow undocumanted immigrants at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles offices to apply for deportation reprieve on August 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Under a new program established by the Obama administration undocumented youth who qualify for the program, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, can file applications from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website to avoid deportation and obtain the right to work.
Roberto Larios, 21, (R) holds Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival application as he waits in line with hundreds of fellow undocumanted immigrants at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles offices to apply for deportation reprieve on August 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Under a new program established by the Obama administration undocumented youth who qualify for the program, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, can file applications from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website to avoid deportation and obtain the right to work.
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A week ago, a sweeping immigration policy allowed young undocumented immigrants to apply for temporary legal status. Interest in the program has not waned a week later, with hundreds of Angelenos lining up for half a day in advance for a chance at getting help with their applications. The GOP committee agreed to restore conservative language regarding immigration in this year's platform plank. How will this affect Mitt Romney's hope of capturing the Hispanic vote? According to a new study, men who want to delay fatherhood may run the risk of having a child with medical problems. Researchers have found that older fathers pass down the majority of the faulty genes linked to conditions such as autism and schizophrenia. John Moe is back with an update on tech news, and the Sklar brothers are here with the latest in sports.