Organization reaches out to young immigrants

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 6:34pm

Catholic Charities in Shreveport is helping undocumented young immigrants apply for the federal government's deferred action for childhood arrivals program.

The law, which was put in place by the Obama Administration, allows certain people who came to the united stated as children, deferred action for a period of two years.

But before it can be granted, young immigrants must meet a list of requirements and that’s when the organization steps in.

Legal services are encouraged for the process and officials from the organization say while they do not support illegal immigration; their goal is assist younger immigrants who might not know their rights.

"Not only is it going to help them, but it helps their families and that ripples out to our community, that's tax dollars going into the community," said Jean Dresley, who is the Executive Director for the program.

For more information you can visit www.ccshpt.org
 

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