MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison Mayor Paul Soglin says the city will help people with questions about immigration policy changes.
The mayor and leaders from the Latino community held a press conference on Monday to discuss the policy changes President Obama announced last week.
With the changes, young immigrants who meet certain requirements won't have to worry about being deported. The policy change is expected to cover people under 30 years old who came to the U.S. before turning 16.
City officials say the policy will provide relief to about 200 Madison High School students.
"The barriers are still there," Latino Education Council Chairman Sal Carranza said. "Tuition is going up. They don't have access to financial aid yet, but we'll make everything possible in our organizations to try and support these kids, give them an opportunity to know which path they can take."
"This really provides them with an opportunity to feel like they're accepted by society and by the rest of the community," Common Council President Shiva Bidar-Sielaff said.
The City of Madison will post information about the new immigration policy on it website at http://www.cityofmadison.com/.
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