Aug 14, 2012

Young Immigrants, in America Illegally, Line Up for Reprieve

NY Times: Julia Preston. LOS ANGELES — With their expectations soaring, young illegal immigrants across the country are preparing to apply for a temporary reprieve from deportation that the Obama administration is offering. For the first time, as many as 1.7 million of them could be allowed to work legally and live openly in this country without fear of being expelled.

The program is President Obama’s most ambitious immigration initiative by far, a sweeping exercise of executive authority after Congress failed to pass the Dream Act, legislation he supported that would have given legal status to the young immigrants. It is a major bid by Mr. Obama to win back Latino voters who were souring on him after his administration deported nearly 1.2 million immigrants, most of them Latinos, in the last three years. Read more.

1 comment:

  1. I think 1.7 million is really a large number and to think that these are all undocumented immigrants. I think they must do a background check on these people. Those undocumented immigrants who has a criminal record or not abiding the U.S law must not allowed to stay.