- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Unified School District is declaring itself a safe haven for unauthorized immigrant students and their families who may qualify for relief under President Barack Obama’s executive order.

At a press conference Tuesday, district officials and union leaders pledged to work together to help students who qualify access the records they need to file their applications.

A letter sent home with students warns parents to beware of scams and seek trusted sources for guidance.

The nation’s second largest district received 16,000 requests for transcripts after Obama’s 2012 executive order providing relief for some young adults brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents.

The new executive order expands the number eligible under the program for childhood arrivals and also offers legal status to unauthorized parents of U.S. citizens.

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