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William Pintado, 29, a day laborer who came to the U.S. as a teenager, says he always dreamed of being a doctor. (Photo by Zaira Cortes/El Diario)

Day Laborers Dream of Deferred Action

Featured Posts, Immigration, Labor, Latino September 12, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Going to college and taking advantage of the Obama Administration’s Deferred Action policy remains a dream for many day laborers.

Kristen Clarke (left), civil rights chief for the New York Attorney General, Fatima Shama, city immigrant affairs commisioner and Andrea Quarantillo, U.S. Customs and Immigration Services director of New York City. (Felipe Cabrera)

Some Questions and Answers on Deferred Action

Featured Posts, Immigration August 17, 2012 at 11:02 am

At Baruch College yesterday, city and federal government officials offered pointers and took questions about the new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which started accepting applications on Wednesday.

Anthony Rodríguez is the first Hispanic to play the role of 'El Giglio', an Italian religious festival that takes place in El Barrio. (Via El DIario)

Voices in Focus: On Empty Stomachs, Vendors Cook Through Ramadan

Culture, Immigration, Video August 15, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Today marks the kick-off of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program. We have a selection of stories on this milestone, as well as a video on how Muslim food vendors fast during Ramadan and a feature on the first Latino to play the lead role in an Italian festival in El Barrio.

Chris Crane is the the president of the union, the national Immigration and Customs Enforcement council. (via

Opinion: Sabotaging Deferred Deportation

Immigration August 7, 2012 at 2:20 pm

In the 21st-century United States, employees of the country’s immigration agency can say whatever they like, without any consequences, including declaring that they will not follow presidential directives or those of their [agency] superiors.