Immigrants Celebrate Obama Policy

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 15:  Students hold sign during a demonstration by immigrant student for an end to deportations and urge relief by governmental agencies for those in deportation proceedings on June 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. In a policy change, the Obama administration said it will stop deporting young illegal immigrants who entered the United States as children if they meet certain requirements.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

    Kevork Djansezian

    Young immigrants across the U.S. reacted with disbelief and exhilaration over the weekend as they received the news of President Obama’s executive order to stop deporting immigrants brought to the U.S. when they were children. “I started shaking,” said Cindy Nava of Santa Fe, N.M., who called a lawyer to confirm the news. Others expressed excitement that the move would allow them to pursue their higher-education goals without constant fear of the law. Young Latino activists, however, were more skeptical. “This is politics again,” said Dulce Guerrer, an activist who has been arrested protesting Obama’s harsh deportation policies. “They’re just trying to win the Latino vote.”

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