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Will a new immigration policy get Latinos to the polls?

Published on Fri, Jun 15, 2012

Mary Giovagnoli, director of the IPC, was quoted in a BBC article discussing the Administration's new policy offering deferred action to "DREAMers," young people brought to this country by their parents and fit certain criteria :

Mary Giovagnoli, director of the Center for Immigration Policy (IPC), says the Obama administration realised how many resources were being wasted in processing the deportation of thousands of people who never represented any threat to the country.

"The thinking of the government evolved to recognise that it had to take bolder steps in this immigration issue," Ms Giovagnoli says. "This is the perfect and justifiable moment to struggle on this behalf."

She says that with the Supreme Court set to rule on whether individual states can apply their own harsh immigration laws, Mr Obama's new policy is indispensable for immigrants.

Published in the BBC | Read Article