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Rep. Luis Gutierrez: In Obama Deportation Move, Long-Term Immigration Activism "Has Been Rewarded"

 
 
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In a major policy move, President Obama has issued an executive order that will stop the deportations of some undocumented youth. Under the administration’s plan, immigrants who meet certain requirements will not be deported if they were brought to the United States before they turned 16 and are younger than 30. We speak with one of the key lawmakers dealing with immigration reform today: Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, who chairs the Congressional Hispanic Caucus’ Immigration Task Force.

Democracy Now / By Amy Goodman

Posted at June 18, 2012, 4:30am