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En el 2009, la Unión Americana de Libertades Civiles de San Diego (ACLU, por sus cifras en inglés), comenzó una investigación sobre las salidas voluntarias otorgadas a varios mexicanos en el sur de California. Tras una investigación extensiva, ACLU se dio cuenta que agencias de inmigración (patrulla fronteriza – CBP y agentes de inmigración – ICE), por años habían tomado una práctica engañosa para forzar a personas detenidas a aceptar salidas voluntarias, sin informarles de los efectos migratorios que esta acción tendría en sus casos.
The June 2012 policy, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA, has led to many opportunities in the lives of undocumented young people across the United States. From being able to obtain driver licenses, to jobs, to access to in-state tuition in some states. However, many of these young people could argue that the most valued benefit has been Advanced Parole.
The American Immigration Council and the National Immigration Law Center recently delivered a unified message urging the executive branch to use an immigration directive known as “prosecutorial discretion”. The 12 page letter (copy), signed by over 130 immigration law teachers and scholars, painstakingly lists a number of long standing legal foundations, historical perspectives, and precedents.
DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients with work authorization can participate in the workforce training programs provided under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). These programs can include Job Corps, National Farmworkers Job Program, and the Wagner-Peyser Act which helps match workers to jobs and vice-versa. These are great opportunities that will help the economy and help DACA individuals obtain better integration into the US work environment.