By Cristina Arreola | 10/08/2013 - 14:17
Alejandra Salas was born in Mexico, but moved to the United States when she was just one year old. Although not technically a citizen, she grew up thinking she was an American.
That is, until she tried to get a part-time job as a teenager.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/15/2013 - 16:35
When the Obama administration announced its Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program last year, thousands of DREAMers flocked to file applications.
DACA allows undocumented youngsters to remain in the U.S., free from worries of being deported (for now), and makes them eligible for work.
By Samantha Leal | 08/27/2012 - 18:00
While some are working on applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, enacted by President Obama, others are waiting until after this year's election to start on their applications, according to newamericanmedia.org. They believe the program won't continue unless Obama is reelected, and are waiting to see the results of this year's election.
By Lourdes Medrano | 08/21/2012 - 14:00
Since President Obama’s new "deferred action" program went into effect last week, thousands of young, undocumented Latinos have lined up to apply for it, even as uncertainty builds over the controversial measure.
Immigrant advocacy groups, which are offering workshops and other assistance to people who may be eligible for the program that allows those who entered the country illegally as minors to stay for at least two years, say interest is high despite concerns that disclosing people’s status to the federal government could be risky.