A 17-year-old illegal immigrant at hopes to remain in the country under a controversial new policy the Obama administration announced in June.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published a story this week that included Alexandra Alor, entering her senior year, who was brought into the United States illegally as a child.
From the story:
An illegal immigrant from Peru, Alor doesn’t venture out of her home in DeKalb County when she sees police setting up traffic stops nearby or hears about them on Hispanic radio stations. That system has worked for the 17-year-old Lakeside High School student ever since her grandmother illegally brought her to the United States about 10 years ago.
Now she sees an opportunity to remain here without the nerve-racking fear of deportation. She plans to apply for special consideration this week under a controversial new policy the Obama administration announced in June. The policy applies to illegal immigrants who were brought here as young children, who have not committed serious crimes and who are now in school or have graduated.
No doubt this is a controversial story (and somewhat surprising to see such a clear, hyper-local connection). I always say, "Read the rest of the story," but I'm going to implore to do so now before you comment. The story is decently well-reported.
So, again, read the AJC story for more details.
What do you think about Alexandra's plans to apply for relief, and what do you think of the new legislation? Tell us in the comments section below.