2012 TOP MOMENTS IN LATINO POLITICS, #2
By Jose Cruz, Our Tiempo
#2 D.A.C.A. Executive Order
“Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” Executive Order was issued by President Obama on June 15. It states to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to practice prosecutorial discretion towards certain individuals who came to the United States as children.
The order provided the first protection for young immigrant DREAMERS who for the first time were allowed to come out of the shadows and gain a form of legal status in the country. The move was met with great support within the Latino community and also helped Obama with Latino voters in the election.
This article was first published in Our Tiempo.
Jose Cruz is a Puerto Rican/Irish multi-city/multi-hat guru at OurTiempo.com. An online entrepreneur, Jose is the in house editor and writer. With a background in politics and a career that includes a law degree, the Clinton White House and managing and developing websites geared at the Latino community, his tastes are as diverse as his work. Just at home diving into a Chicago Deep Dish Pizza to munching on a Fish Taco in East LA. Twitter: @JoseCruz2000
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