5 young Latinos saved by President Obama's new immigration policy
I was absolutely thrilled when President Obama announced that he was halting the deportation of young, undocumented immigrants--and I'm not the only one! His decision has won favor with Latino voters all over the world.
According to a new poll by Latino Decisions, 49 percent of Latino voters in five states, (including Florida, Colorado, Nevada, Virginia and Arizona) said Obama's move made them more enthusiastic about the president. And Hollywood's most well-known Hispanic celebs are also celebrating.
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"Because of President Obama, young people who pledge allegiance to our flag, are raised in our schools, contribute to our economy, and serve in our military will no longer be deported because of the decisions of their parents," Eva Longoria shared in a link on Twitter. "President Obama knows what we all know: these proud and hard-working young adults are Americans in every way but one, on paper." Ana Ortiz, Adam Rodriguez, Jorge Hernández and several other stars also shared their support of Obama's choice.
But the amazing ramifications of this new policy are best reflected in the faces of kids who Obama may have just very well saved! They are young men, women, teens and college students who now have an opportunity at eventually becoming valuable and productive members of our society without having to live their lives in fear and intimidation.
Kudos, Obama for giving these young people a REAL shot at living the American Dream.
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In 2010, Eric Balderas was a college student at Harvard when he tried to use a university ID card to board a plane from San Antonio to Boston and was detained by immigration authorities at a Texas airport. Balderas thought he would be deported but was granted deferred action, which can be used to halt deportation based on the merits of a case. His case sparked buzz around the world, particularly because at the time, Balderas was studying molecular and cellular biology in order to become a cancer researcher.