Immigration Plan Leaves Thousands in Limbo

January 29, 2013 | CUNY Lecture Series

While President Obama’s deferred-action program will grant thousands of undocumented immigrants a temporary reprieve from deportation, it leaves thousands more, who are ineligible, in legal limbo. “This is just the beginning of our fight,” says Sofia Campos, board chair of the United We Dream Network, a student-led organization representing undocumented immigrants. “Because of my immigration status, I was to be excluded from reaching for my dreams and fulfilling my potential,” says Campos, who recently applied for deferred-action status and took part in the panel, “Undocumented and Unafraid: Voices from the Immigrant Youth Movement,” sponsored by CUNY’s Murphy Institute.