Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on President Obama’s Announcement on Deferred Action for Immigrant Youth

We are thrilled by the Obama Administration’s announcement to provide relief from deportation to immigrant youth brought to this country by their parents at a young age. The President’s actions bring much-needed security and encouragement to our nation’s youth who can finally live without fear of separation from their families and deportation to a country they barely remember. This talented group of young Americans was educated here and should be permitted to pursue their dreams where they call home.