Undocumented Immigrants Line Up for New Deportation Prevention Program

Government began accepting applications today.


LOS ANGELES—Hundreds of young undocumented immigrants lined up in the Westlake District today to take advantage of a new federal program under which they can avoid deportation and obtain the right to work.

The government began accepting applications today for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which targets immigrants who came to the country at a young age and have been attending school or served in the military and have not been convicted of a crime.