On August 15, DREAM students and young workers gathered at the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services office in Los Angeles to request applications for President Obama’s new policy of Deferred Action. Deferred Action will allow roughly 1 million undocumented youth to apply for lawful status in the U.S. and for a 2-year, renewable work permit.
DREAM students won this victory through organizing and their success has been inspiring for all who fight for social justice. Among the young people seeking applications today are workers seeking to improve their working conditions in L.A.
This Saturday, August 25, DREAM students are going to be hosting a free information and application event for young people who want to learn more about this opportunity. The event will be from 9am – 5pm at the Miguel Contreras Learning Center, the high school named after the late labor leader Miguel Contreras. The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor will be co-hosting this event and has recruited labor attorneys from our unions to volunteer to assist.
These hard working young people are some of America’s best and brightest; our nation and the labor movement will be stronger for welcoming them.