Archive | February, 2015

Obama to Meet With Immigrant Youth

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is set to meet with undocumented youth leaders, who were given a repreive from deportation.

Connecticut resident, Maria Praeli, is one of six United We Dream leaders who have been invited to the White House Wednesday to meet Obama and discuss their families and ongoing political debate about immigrants.

Praeli is a Milford resident and a Quinnipiac student born in Ica, Peru and came to the United States when she was five.

She graduated from New Milford High School in 2012. She then graduated in 2014 from Gateway Community College in New Haven with an Associate’s Degree.  She was the school’s first undocumented Student Body President at Gateway.

Praeli is now a junior political science at Quinnipiac University.

The meeting comes after the House of Representatives recently passed a bill that would have immigrant youth like Praeli deported.

 Ann-Marie Adams

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