Georgia House Democracts Celebrate Obama's Dream
The President changes immigration policy.
Georgia House Democrats are celebrating President Obama’s executive action to support the rights of undocumented youth, according to a press release.
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced this morning that effective immediately, certain young people who were brought to the United States as young children do not present a risk to national security or public safety, and thus meet several key criteria that will be considered for relief from removal of the country.
House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams is particularly satisfied with President Obama’s easing of deportation rules for young people.
“The United States is a nation of immigrants, and the youngest members of our society deserve understanding and compassion These are young people educated in our schools or serving in our military,” said Leader Abrams. “Deporting hardworking, responsible and law-abiding young people is unjust; and I am pleased to see that the Obama administration has eased deportation rules that benefit no one.”
“Creating a path to citizenship for undocumented students should be priority of this nation, and this is a critical first step,” added Representative Pedro Marin. “This new policy will affect as many as 800,00 immigrants who have lived the past years in fear of deportation. I cheer President Obama for his decision to halt deportations of young undocumented immigrants.”
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