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L.A. officials pledge to help raise funds for immigration relief efforts
L.A. officials pledge to help raise funds for immigration relief efforts

Los Angeles leaders said Friday they hope to raise $10 million to help immigrants in the country illegally apply for President Obama’s deferred action programs, which would offer some protection from deportation. Mayor Eric Garcetti said it’s important that the nearly half a million people eligible for immigration relief in the Los Angeles area apply for the programs. The mayor announced the plan during an event at his home with immigrant advocates and a top immigration enforcement official. “It will make our communities and our streets safer,” said Garcetti, who added that the goal is to help at least 100,000 immigrants apply. The plan is a joint effort between...

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