A California activist says one school district is seeing the
consequences of President Barack Obama's program that would allow
illegal immigrants to live in the U.S. longer.
Illegal immigrants are asking the Los Angeles Unified School
District for records that might qualify them to stay in the county
and work, if they can prove they have lived in the United States
The Los Angeles Times reports that thousands
of illegals are trying to qualify for Obama's Deferred Action for
Childhood Arrivals program, which will allow individuals 30 years
of age or younger to work in the states for up to two years. LA
Unified estimates that roughly 200,000 students in the district may
Bill Balderama of the Southern California Patriot Coalition does not
agree with Obama's efforts.
"We know that there's a political dimension in Obama's move, so
this is just one of those things -- consequences," he states. "It's
financial, and who knows what else is affected? It's really
unfortunate, and I don't agree with Obama's move, but that's
The Times reports that the district had a backlog of
more than 2,000 requests before the first day individuals could
enter forms to the government for the program.
LA Unified is the nation's second-largest school