Media sources are now reporting that President Obama will unveil a 10-part plan for overhauling U.S. immigration policy via Presidential Authority – as early as next Friday.
The President’s plans are apparently contained in a draft proposal from a U.S. government agency and may be announced as early as November 21, 2014, though that date may change pending final approval from the White House.
Specific details concerning the President’s reform plans are currently unavailable. However, the draft plan contained 10 initiatives that span from improving border security to improving pay for immigration officers. The plan also contains reform initiatives concerning the millions of individuals who could receive a deportation reprieve under what is known as “deferred action.”
That portion of the plan calls for extending deferred action to immigrants who came to the U.S. as children – but also for the parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents. This opportunity would allow upwards of 4.5 million illegal immigrant adults with U.S.-born children to stay in the United States and receive work authorization, Social Security numbers and government-issued IDs.
Technology jobs though a State Department immigrant visa program would offer another half-million immigrants (and spouses) a path to citizenship.