Obama’s Deportation Reprieve in Effect

A deportation reprieve for illegal immigrants that meets the criteria under the “Dream Act” went into effect Wednesday. It gives an estimated 800,000 conditional residency in the United States with a chance at permanent residency.  Instituted via executive order by President Obama – CNN says this is a bold move.

“It means hope but also risk. Not just for the immigrants but for president Barack Obama. Critics say this is an election year stunt to win Latino votes…”

Back in June, when it was first announced, President Obama spoke about the requirements these young men and women must meet to get permanent residency.

“It says that if your parents brought you here as a child; you’ve been here for 5 years, and are willing to go to college or serve in our military you can one day earn your citizenship.”


Newsy has the full transcript

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