Explaining the changes that will be made to the formal immigration policy.
The results will protect 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. The undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents will be able to apply to remain in the country as well. Deferred Action for Childhood The reforms will expand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (www.dhs.gov/deferred-action-childhood-arrivals ).
This program is to help undocumented young people who came to the U.S. as children. The expansion of DACA allows immigrants up to the age of 35 to apply or even eliminate the age cap altogether. (Currently, an immigrant had to have been under age 31 as of June 15, 2012.) There has been some debate for allowing deferred action recipients to travel outside the country as well, the advocate said, but that has not been worked out. (As the law states today, those do not leave because they may not be able to return.) The specifics can still change before it’s announced tonight.
Even if Obama goes to a conservative side of the executive order, many Democrats will be encouraged and recharged. “I’m looking for him to be courageous in addressing a longstanding issue here in this country, which is the fact that we have immigration laws that work against not just ideals of American justice, but work against economic common sense,” Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.)) said , speaking with the press on Tuesday.
“We are losing hundreds of billions of dollars by not solving this problem, and I’m looking forward to us solving it.” “I am going to celebrate with and sign up the families that are covered for health insurance, keep fighting for the families that are not covered, and we all must recognize that no executive action is a substitute for legislation, so the fundamental challenge of getting legislation passed through the Republican-controlled House remains the same,” said Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) ( )
The White House appears to share this concern, having framed the president’s pending action as something he does almost reluctantly in light of congressional inaction. Obama has said repeatedly that he would welcome a comprehensive immigration effort from Republicans.
So far, however, the signs point to a dramatic, high-stakes political showdown in the wake of the president’s announcement. Republicans have floated obstructing Obama’s nominations, bringing lawsuits and even pushing for impeachment as possible responses to his plans. One advantage that the administration may have in the post-announcement era is that the new deferred action program is likely to be fee-based, which will render it safer from attacks through the congressional appropriations process.
But Republicans may still try to stop it through funding bills or any other means necessary.
“I’m pretty sure I had a good feel for how the debate would have essentially subsided after legislation [passed],” said Marshall Fitz, director of immigration policy at the Center for American Progress ( https://www.americanprogress.org/ ), regarding the bill being stalled in the Senate.” He continued to say “ “It would have been all about implementation. This, though! Given the gauntlets that the Republicans have been throwing down — they open their mouth and they are throwing down a new gauntlet — I don’t know what they do.” Lorella Praeli, director for the group United We Dream , said “Dreamers are proud of how much their work has contributed to this day. Even after many received their own relief through DACA, they began pushing for Obama to protect their families health and others in their community, and Thursday’s announcement is a validation of that”. “
We’re at this moment where we see the fruits of so much sacrifice and so much hard work, but it doesn’t feel complete at the same time,” Praeli said. “We’re sad because there are many people who are here who won’t qualify, because there’s not specific language for parents of DACA recipients. But we won’t let the disappointment overshadow the fact that this is a tremendous victory and that we got us to this moment.”immigration Reform will continue to be a hot topic well into the 21sy century. As it has always been, “History will repeat itself”