According to the New York Times, President Obama will announce — as soon as next week, but by no later than the end of the year, executive action which, among other things, will protect millions of this country’s undocumented from removal or the burden of much of the administrative processing.
At the same time it can provide such individuals with all important employment authorization documents.
While the precise contours of Obama’s plan are still being negotiated, it appears that the biggest beneficiaries of Obama’s immigration plans will be parents of US citizens and green card holders.
The Times reports of an internal debate within the Obama administration between a 5 or 10 year residency requirement, which will certainly have a big effect on the numbers eligible for this all-important relief. Stay tuned.