Just over a year ago, President Obama launched a groundbreaking immigration program to help young immigrants in the U.S. to avoid deportation and find employment for two-year periods.
The program is known as “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals,” and is meant to assist youth who came to the country as young kids, and have completed schooling or military service.
Daina Beth Solomon in Los Angeles spoke with Luis Perez, Legal Services Program Manager at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, and Miguel Molina, a student who participated in USC Annenberg’s Reporter Corps journalism training program last summer.
Click play to learn about the program’s benefits — and about the challenges ahead.
Correction: DACA applicants must have been under 31 years old as of June 15, 2012.
Featured photo: Mural outside of CHIRLA office near MacArthur Park. | Daina Beth Solomon
Video package submitted for professor David Daniel’s “Broadcast” class at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, fall 2013.