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Business & Labor
5:00 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Policy Change Keeps Dream Alive for Young Immigrants

Jorge Ibanez waits with daughter Emma to hear President Barack Obama announce his immigration policy change at the Centro Civico Mexicano.
Andrea Smardon

Utah immigrants responded with tears today after the announcement from President Barack Obama that undocumented youth would not be deported and would be given work authorizations. 

Brian Gutierrez works with the Salt Lake Dream team for the passage of the DREAM Act - proposed federal legislation that would create a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who arrived as children. While Obama’s executive order does not provide citizenship, Gutierrez says it’s a victory for immigrants.

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