Moroccan among ten Champions of Change honored by Obama

Rabat – “Dreamers” or “Champions of Change” are ten young adults who have qualified for the U.S. government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program (DACA). This year’s Champions will be honored by The White House on Tuesday June 17, presumably to raise awareness about the program and to tout the recipients’ successes and contributions to American society.The “Champions of Change” all came to the United States illegally from Mexico (five individuals), Colombia, Morocco, India, Taiwan, and the Philippines before turning sixteen. Now, they “serve as success stories and role models in their academic and professional spheres,” according to the White House. This program, which was created by U.S. President Barack Obama in 2012 through an Executive Order, defers any action on the status of people who migrated to America illegally as children for the period of two years, and has been renewed for another two years. However, the program does not give them any legal status.Edited by Timothy Filla© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed

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