NBC: Obama Promises Dreamers He’ll Veto Bills to Deport Them

NBC News reports that President Obama met Tuesday with a handful of young immigrants to hear how much he’s helped them and to reassure them he’d veto legislation to deport them. The young immigrants who met with him had benefited from a 2012 action Obama took granting relief from deportation through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Beyond taking them off the deportation list, the action also allowed many young immigrants to work legally. Action Obama took late last year allows more young immigrants here illegally to apply, beginning Feb. 18, for three years of deportation relief and work permits. It also would allow parents of U.S. citizen and legal resident children to apply for similar benefits, known as DAPA.

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