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Baola Martinez 24, right, from the Dominican Republic joined more than 150 students and Dream Act supporters at a rally in front of an L.A. federal office building Friday. They were celebrating the Obama administration's decision to end deportations of young illegal immigrants.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Demonstrators carried signs signs reading, "Stop tearing families apart" and "Obama, you can't court and deport us," Students formed a human chain to block the entrance to the southbound 101 Freeway.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Leslye Osegueda, 21, right, and Ricardo Muniz, 23, both from Mexico formed a human chain to block Aliso Street and the entrance to the southbound 101 Freeway at Los Angeles and Aliso streets. Osegueda will be graduating from UCLA with a degree in political science.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Isabel Vargas, 20, middle, from the Dominican Republic and Maricela Aguilar, 21, right, join the L.A. rally. Although some expressed hope after the Obama administration's decision, others saw it as an election-year ploy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Nancy Guarneros, 25, right, hugs Jorge Gutierrez, 28, both originally from Mexico as they joined more than 150 students and Dream Act supporters at a rally Friday outside an L.A. federal building.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Undocumented UCLA graduates gathered near the campus on Friday afternoon to have their own graduation prior to the schoolwide ceremony later in the day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

"Undoc and Unafraid" reads the sign worn by an undocumented UCLA grad.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Wendy Ito, right, celebrates with Faviola Santiago, left, just before the ceremony for undocumented students at UCLA.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Barbara Elena Rodriguez, right, Sofia Jacome, center, and Ernesto Zumaya, left, share a laugh outside the graduation ceremony.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Arlete Pichardo beams with pride before the ceremony. Pichardo, from Coachella, is graduating with a double major in Chicano studies and history from UCLA.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

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The Obama administration will stop deporting young illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and who do not pose a security threat, senior administration officials said Friday. The move could prove important in a presidential campaign that will turn in part on Latino voters.

More than 150 students and Dream Act supporters rallied in front of a federal office building in downtown L.A. and formed a human chain to block Aliso Street and the entrance to the southbound 101 Freeway to voice their support for the decision.

Undocumented UCLA graduates gathered near the campus Friday afternoon to have their own graduation prior to the school-wide ceremony later in the day. Many were happy to hear President Obama’s announcement of an executive order paving the way for young undocumented people to remain in the country legally.

Read full story: Illegal immigrants hail policy shift, but caution tempers their joy

2 Comments

  1. June 15, 2012, 6:17 pm

    WE CAN STILL DEPORT THE PARENTS, OR WILL OBAMA GIVE A FREE PASS TO THE PARENTS AS WELL?

    HOWEVER THE PARENTS CAN BE DEPORTED, AS THEY ARE STILL ILLEGAL. INTERESTING ENOUGH, THROUGH PROCESSING THE PARENTS OF THE STUDENTS WOULD BE REVEALED AND ICE CAN DETAIN AND DEPORT. NOT TO FORGET THAT THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN CHILDREN WILL SUFFER, AS THESE FOREIGN NATIONAL KIDS ARE ISSUED 800 THOUSANDS VISAS.

    The Obama administration is passing laws by decree now, without any oversight and not being addressed by the House of Representatives. I thought this type of enacting policies as this, was for the dictatorships of the world? This is AMNESTY by any other name and will generate a firestorm amongst Independents voters as me, explicitly the TEA PARTY? I guess the Obama government sees themselves above the “rule of Law.” Obviously this is a political push for the children of foreign nationals and certainly performed on behalf of the majority ethnic population? Is this another bloated fraud policy, as seen in the 1986 Immigration Control and Reform Act.

    With the possibility of a work visa, they will be able to apply for taxpayer’s money for enrollment in colleges. THIS IS BILLIONS MORE DOLLARS TO THE STRAINED FINANCES FOR EDUCATION AND FURTHERANCE OF EVEN MORE PENDING MASSIVE CHAIN MIGRATION; AT LEAST THE PARENTS CAN BE DEPORTED FOR BREAKING IMMIGRATION LAWS? Democrats have always been generous with other people’s money, so it is very scary wondering what’s next in their agenda of their ‘Political Correctness’? Without any contradiction this is a means to gain millions of extra votes from persons already here, including non-citizens? This has clearly been shown by the Obama Dept of IN-Justice suing Florida, for ethically doing the correct thing of erasing non citizens from the election rolls. EVERY PRO-SOVEREIGNTY AMERICAN WHO HAS NEVER CARED TO VOTE SHOULD JOIN THE TEA PARTY OR VOTE AGAINST THE OBAMA REGIME. WITH ORGANIZATIONS AS GEORGE SOROS, MOVE ON ORG AND PRO-ULTRA LEFT, ANTI AMERICAN GROUPS, THE COMMUNIST FOUNDED ACLU AND OTHER SPECIAL INTEREST OUR U.S. CONSTITUTION IS IN PERIL, GRAVE THREAT AS WE HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE?

    REMEMBER MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WHO VOTE FOR OBAMA, WANT LOT'S OF WELFARE PROGRAMS, TO LIVE LIKE PARASITES OF THE REST OF US… and not just Illegal aliens..?

    If you want to read the truth about the lawlessness and carnage along the border, then bookmark the ‘AMERICAN PATROL’ website. Investigate other headlines today such as ‘Catch and release for low-priority illegal’s proposed — Border agency's secret draft policy includes 'prosecutorial discretion', Obama implements DREAM amnesty by executive fiat!, The Fast and Furious scandal , Reporter heckles Obama during speech declaring sell-out of U.S. workers, Obama regime to help illegal’s, LA Mayor Villaraigosa delighted over Obama's outrageous decree, Rep. Granger alarmed by Obama chicanery, Out-of-control Obama regime to bypass Congress on illegal’s today, Bombastic assemblyman wants to keep criminal illegal’s in the state, NYPD faces politicians, Muslim advocates seeking control of cops, Voters need to make their voices heard on illegal immigration, etc., AMERICAN PATROL is a current exposure site of the nationwide E-media and newspapers, blogs and commentary that the Liberal press prefers to keep from the public. Daily, the truth is revealed about illegal immigration and the corruption in Washington and state assemblies. This is intelligence not found in the press, which the parties keep suppressed. There is an eye opening video from TEA PARTY. ORG about the stunning claim that President Obama is ineligible for the position in the White House and every citizen should judge for their own peace of mind.

    The Obama is stealing millions of American’s livelihood, by trying to close down the coal, gas and oil industry. We have more oil in regions of America, then any other place on this planet and would pay off the $16 Trillion dollars; we owe nations that don’t like us. The Canadian pipeline would lighten the load of all consumers gas needs, but Obama has prohibited it and may now be sold to our enemy China. Both parties are to blame for this immigration mess, we find our country hopelessly swamped under? We must alter our future before it’s too late and end this Presidents reign of Socialist philosophy, to give away our wealth to other nations, as ‘THE TREATY OF THE SEA’. Do you know about this issue?

    By: Brittanicus
  2. June 15, 2012, 6:21 pm

    I'm not a republican, but I will be voting for one this election, and pray to God he will get our immigration laws enforced. I'm sick of obama pandering to these people who have NO RIGHT to be in this country. The illegal aliens who don't have our jobs, are using this country as a welfare country with their anchor babies, (illegal alien children). Why should illegal aliens be entitled to a DREAM Act? They are in this country ILLEGALLY no matter how they got here. It's time to get these illegal aliens back to their own country where they belong. They DO NOT belong here!

    Illegal immigration is a cancer, it has to be eradicated not tolerated.

    By: Delaware Bob

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