Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 16, 2012
The Alliance for a Better Community (ABC) applauds an executive order issued Friday by President Obama to halt federal deportations of undocumented immigrant youth. The new policy will make nearly 800,000 young people, brought to the United States as children, safe from these proceedings, and eligible for work permits.
As a non-profit organization that works closely with immigrant youth and their families to advocate on a variety of key educational issues that ensure student academic success and upward mobility – ABC is pleased with the news and prospect that law-abiding young immigrants that work hard can contribute to the country’s prosperity through lawful employment and education.
While the media analyzes the impact of the policy on the Obama presidential campaign and Congress, in immigrant communities like Pico Union and Boyle Heights, the policy comes as a relief for thousands of young people who now have a future in their country. The new executive order is an important first step in assuring that young, talented students are protected from unjust policies that do not acknowledge the positive contributions made by so many immigrants across the country. Now, Congress must act to pass the DREAM Act in order to ensure that these students live and contribute to the wellbeing of our nation under the law.
For more information about the Alliance for a Better Community (ABC), or to interview a spokesperson, please contact Evelyn Aleman by calling 818.943.2481 (cell) or via e-mail at evelyn(at)mediaimagepr(dot)net.
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The Alliance for a Better Community (ABC) promotes equity for Latinos in education, health, economic development and civic engagement for the betterment of the Los Angeles region.