Lawyers for RAICES (Texas) representing unaccompanied minors who crossed the border this summer said the children were not attracted by the president’s programs.
News Story (NATIONAL, Texas)
New York Times (NYT)
December 5, 2014
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Tags: Children & Juvenile, Immigration Process, Language Access
Organizations mentioned/involved: RAICES (Texas), Yale Law School, National Immigrant Justice Center
Lawyers representing unaccompanied minors who crossed the border this summer said Texas could find it difficult to prove claims that the minors were attracted by the president’s programs. Jonathan Ryan, executive director of Raices, which means roots in Spanish, an immigration legal services group in San Antonio, said he and his staff had interviewed at least 2,200 youths.
“Almost to a child, no one came over anticipating any kind of benefit nor did they name DACA in particular,” said Mr. Ryan said, referring to the name of Mr. Obama’s program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, from 2012.