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Live coverage: Rallies, reaction to Obama immigration announcement

June 15, 2012 | 10:09 am

Students rally in downtown L.A. in support of President Obama's announcement

President Obama has called for a broad overhaul of immigration policy, which would end the deportation of young illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and who do not pose a security threat, senior administration officials said Friday morning,

The announcement was immediately greeted with a rally in downtown L.A., where more than 100 jubilant college students and graduates -- some of them undocumented -- chanted and cheered.

The Times will continue to cover the developments as they occur throughout the day.

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-- Samantha Schaefer

Photo: Students block traffic in downtown L.A. to show support for the Obama administration's announcement about the suspension of deportations of young illegal immigrants. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

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