[Washington Post] Flow chart: Who qualifies for Obama’s immigration offer?

By Emily Badger and Kennedy Elliott

The deportation reprieves that President Obama extended to millions of immigrants this week are relatively arbitrary. The president’s executive action would delay deportation for the undocumented mother of a child born in the U.S. on Thursday — but not an undocumented mother who gave birth here one day later. Similarly, the president has offered deferrals to children brought to this country by their parents before their 16th birthday — but not a few weeks after.

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[TX Tribune] The Brief: Right and Left Critique Obama Immigration Action

By John Reynolds

Action being taken by President Barack Obama to shield four million-plus undocumented immigrants from deportation will fall disproportionately on states like Texas.

The Tribune’s Julián Aguilar wrote that Texas has the second highest population of undocumented immigrants, with 1.46 million. The state trails just California in that statistic.

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[USA Today] President Obama’s Executive Action Makes Changes To S-Comm

Tonight, President Obama announced his executive action on immigration that would protect 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation by granting legal status. Along with that, few changes to the iniquitous Secure Communities program was announced.

According to Alan Gomez of USA Today, “Under the president’s order, the program will be re-named to the Priority Enforcement Program, or PEP, and more importantly, it will only notify ICE agents that someone with an immigration violation has been arrested. The ICE official will not respond if the person does not fit into one of the priority groups.”

For highlights from Obama’s immigration plan, click here.



Come See President’s Announcement on Exec Order Together! Miremos el anuncio del Presidente sobre la acción ejecutiva juntos!

Come see the President’s announcement on executive action together, so together we can see how it affects our families, how it affects our city, and how we plan to continue our fight until all of our immigrant community is included!

Vengan a ver el anuncio del Presidente sobre la acción ejecutiva juntos, así juntos podemos ver como afecta a nuestras familias, como afecta a nuestra cuidad, y como vamos a seguir luchando hasta que toda nuestra comunidad inmigrante se incluida!

When: Thursday, November 20 @ 7:00pm in CST

Where: Mexitas Mexican Food @ 1109 N IH-35, Austin, Texas 78702