From coast to coast, illegal immigrants are reportedly flocking to community centers, churches, and Islamic centers to see if they will qualify for President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty.
According to an Associated Press report, recent workshops for illegal immigrants have been held “at a high school in Knoxville, Tennessee, a church in Goshen, Indiana, and an Islamic Center in New York City.” In addition, events have been held throughout California and Seattle.
As many as 10,000 illegal immigrants could show up to an event at Los Angeles’s convention center on Sunday.
Eben Cathey of the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition told the outlet that “every time we do an information session, it is full.”
Immigration advocates are also warning illegal immigrants to avoid various fraudulent schemes associated with Obama’s executive amnesty, like groups charging illegal immigrants exorbitant fees to fill out applications.
Nearly five million illegal immigrants will qualify for Obama’s executive amnesty, and Obama and Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) have emphasized that it is up to immigrant organizations and community groups to find as many illegal immigrants as possible to sign up for formal temporary amnesty next year.
For the seven million illegal immigrants who will not qualify for Obama’s executive amnesty, Obama has said the chances of being deported will decrease for everyone except the most violent criminals under his new directive.