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Asians, many out of shame, not seeking U.S. deportation protection

“The 20-year-old Kim, who dreams of attending a U.S. college and works as a barista in the Virginia town where he grew up, is like many of the more than 100,000 Asian immigrants who are eligible for Obama’s program but have not applied. Many cite shame over their unauthorized status as well as trouble locating documents as reasons they are not applying.”

South Korean-born Hyun Kim poses for a photo at the National Korean American Service and Education Consortium in Annandale, Virginia June 7, 2016. Picture taken June 7, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

South Korean-born Hyun Kim poses for a photo at the National Korean American Service and Education Consortium in Annandale, Virginia June 7, 2016. Picture taken June 7, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque