Monday, June 18, 2012

Boston Mayor Menino's statement on deferred action for young immigrants

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Office of the Mayor
Thomas M. Menino

For Immediate Release:                                                        For More Information Contact:
Friday, June 15, 2012                                                               Press Office, (617) 635-4461

Statement of Mayor Thomas M. Menino on
 Department of Homeland Security’s
Deferred Action Process for Young Immigrants

Mayor Menino today reacted to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s policy change that will allow young people who were brought to the United States as young children, through no fault of their own, to receive deferred action. For a period of two years, subject to renewal, they will be eligible to apply for work authorization.

Our country was founded by immigrants.  By fueling entrepreneurship and innovation, they created the American Dream. They continue to create jobs in our communities, invigorate our neighborhoods, and support and defend our nation through the various branches of military service.

This announcement made today by the Obama Administration and DHS represents an important step towards comprehensive immigration reform. This policy change will allow our “DREAMers,” or young immigrants, to embrace the full advantage of their education and pursue better economic opportunities.”



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