There’s good news for undocumented immigrants in the US. According to reports President Barack Obama intends to order changes that will significantly refocus the activities of the US governments 12,000 immigration agents.
New York times reports that President Obama is putting the finishing touches to a “memorandum that will allow lots of undocumented immigrants who have stayed and worked in the US for years and had children in the US obtain the necessary legal documents they need to stay and work in America.
Although Republicans are protesting against this move, President Obama will go ahead and announce as soon as next week an extensive revamp of the country’s immigration enforcement system that will protect up to 5 million undocumented immigrants the threat of deportation and provide them with work permits, according to officials who have direct knowledge of the plan.
This action may cover farm workers who migrated into the country illegally and are working with the nation’s agricultural sector; it will also extend to legal immigrants who have high -tech skills.
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