GARY, Ind. (AP) — Agencies working will illegal immigrants say President Barack Obama's decision to stop deporting those who came to the U.S. as children will help many who've assimilated into American culture and lack the experience of growing up in their native countries.
Executive Director Lawrence Sharp of the International Community Alliance in Gary says said the new policy will help illegal immigrants in the U.S. since childhood become fully engaged members of this country. He tells the Post-Tribune (http://bit.ly/LVN0Gt) that if they had to return to their native countries, they might not know how to get by.
Under the change, illegal immigrants with no criminal histories can avoid deportation if they meet certain criteria such as proving they were brought to the U.S. before they turned 16 and haven't turned 30 yet.
Information from: Post-Tribune, http://www.post-trib.com.