AP: Immigrants Urged Not to Fear Applying for Program

The Associated Press (AP) reports that top federal immigration official are urging qualified immigrants to apply for President Obama’s reprieve from deportation, seeking to dispel fears that a future administration might unravel the program. At a conference for immigrant advocates in Los Angeles, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Leon Rodriguez said that in the past presidents have respected the immigration measures taken by their predecessors.

“For all those people who are thinking about participating in a deferred action program: Stop worrying. Participate with confidence,” Rodriguez said in Spanish. “Remember that in every moment that an American president has created a new immigration program, that program has been respected by other presidents.”

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