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Immigrants cautiously await hearing on Obama deportation programs
Immigrants cautiously await hearing on Obama deportation programs

Construction worker Jimmy Barraza came to New Orleans from Los Angeles after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to rebuild the city where he eventually married, had two children and made his home. But earlier that year Barraza, 30, had immigrated from Honduras illegally, and in 2013 he was swept up in a raid at his New Orleans apartment building and detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.   With legal help from a local workers’ group, Barraza was able to stay and get temporary permission to work. But what he really wants is to apply for a program that would allow him to stay and work for several years. That program, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful...

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