The Madeleine Brand Show for June 15, 2012

Obama announces change to immigration policy

Undocumented Unafraid

Mae Ryan/KPCC

Originally from Medellin, Colombia, John Perez came to the states when he was three years old. He is a strong leader in the queer, undocumented movement.

Later this morning, President Obama is expected to announce a big change in immigration policy.

His administration will stop deporting young illegal immigrants and offer those eligibe indefinite work permits.

This would apply to people who are now younger than 30 years old and were brought to the U.S. before they were 16 years old.

Additionally, they must have no criminal history, they must have been in the country for five consecutive years, and they must have graduated from high school, received a GED or served in the military.

This policy has many of the elements of the Dream Act, which has languished in Congress for more than a decade.

Guest:

Justino Mora is a 22 year-old Computer Science major at UCLA.


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