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Los Angeles schools declared a safe haven for undocumented students and parents

Classroom desks used at Decker College await auction Friday, Feb. 10, 2006 at the site of the former school in Louisville, Ky. Decker, a for-profit trade school run by former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, is now closed, mired in bankruptcy proceedings and under FBI investigation in a case that has cast a long shadow over Weld's bid to become the next governor of New York. (AP Photo/Brian Bohannon)

Classroom desks used at Decker College await auction Friday, Feb. 10, 2006 at the site of the former school in Louisville, Ky. Decker, a for-profit trade school run by former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, is now closed, mired in bankruptcy proceedings and under FBI investigation in a case that has cast a long shadow over Weld's bid to become the next governor of New York. (AP Photo/Brian Bohannon)  (AP2006)

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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