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Wed Aug 24, 2016, 08:36 PM

John Lennon's Deportation Fight Paved Way For Obama's Deferred Action Policy [View all]

But FBI files show that the Nixon administration wanted Lennon, along with his anti-war activism and influence over young voters, out of the country......

.....The files showed that for decades, the government had shielded some immigrants living in the U.S. illegally from deportation because of their sympathetic cases. The Obama administration used that policy to create the original Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.

"Eligible individuals who do not present a risk to national security or public safety will be able to request temporary relief from deportation proceedings and apply for work authorization," said President Obama in a 2012 announcement.

An expansion of the program, as well as the creation of a similar program called Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, or DAPA, is currently on hold because of legal challenges. But today, the original DACA program covers more than 700,000 young people brought to the U.S. as children all in part because of that immigrant from Liverpool.


http://www.npr.org/2016/08/23/490957803/john-lennons-deportation-fight-paved-way-to-obamas-deferred-action-policy

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