White House Considering Plans to Expand Temporary Legal Status for More Immigrants

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The Los Angeles Times reported Friday that the White House is moving forward on plans to expand deportation relief through executive action to roughly 5 million immigrants of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. The plans could offer immigrants temporary legal status, similar to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Officials told the paper that there are two options being considered:

One option would allow immigrants who are parents of U.S. citizens to apply for temporary legal status which would let them work legally in the U.S. Because children born in the country automatically receive U.S. citizenship, that option could affect about 5 million people, researchers estimate.

A second option would be to allow temporary legal status for the parents of young people already granted deportation deferrals by the Obama administration. That would affect a smaller, but still sizable, number of people.

White House senior advisor Dan Pfeiffer said at an event Friday that executive action on immigration will happen at the end of the summer.

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  • Pav Sterry

    Nothing is more permanent than temporary protected status.

  • Sara Dady

    Why not both options?!

    • Devonee Trivett

      Yes. I want both for our country.

    • DEB

      Dear Sara Dady
      I have gone through your comments, interesting and motivator points. I am DEB from India – a well educated male of 52 years. I am planning to relocate myself in USA. I have nobody in USA as such I am trying for Tourit visa. If I fail to have a tourist visa then I have last alternative to enter as undocumented immigrants. I am thinking about basic human needs like shelter, food, and employment in USA. It will be helpful to me if you advice me. I don’t want to see myself in a corner of road in USA. My email contact. doitnow246@yahoo.com.
      DEB
      India.

  • Gerald R Meyers

    All I want is to be able for my spouse to live with me without fear and to be able to get a drivers license, she doesn’t need a job I take care of her and no I don’t draw any government benefits.

    • Devonee Trivett

      Good for you for speaking up. You are not alone.

  • Rodrigo Vazquez

    whereever is good!!

  • Jesscg

    Both options are not enough. Too many immigrants are in this country without their children. What of the millions who are here, working hard to send money back home but aren’t lucky enough to have US citizen children or Daca eligible children? They need relief too!

    • Devonee Trivett

      I know it’s not enough, but it is a start.

    • DEB

      Dear Jesscg,
      I have gone through your comments, interesting and motivator points. I am DEB from India – a well educated male of 52 years. I am planning to relocate myself in USA. I have nobody in USA as such I am trying for Tourit visa. If I fail to have a tourist visa then I have last alternative to enter as undocumented immigrants. I am thinking about basic human needs like shelter, food, and employment in USA. It will be helpful to me if you advice me. I don’t want to see myself in a corner of road in USA. My email contact. doitnow246@yahoo.com.
      DEB
      India.

  • david flores

    i want to support my wife

    and kids :( that’s all i want i’m fixing my papers outside the u.s so, what about us? how much longer do we need to wait to be back with our family?

  • fifisusi sisi

    I hope Obama won’t discriminate against people without children. The fair thing to do is to give that relief to whoever qualifies for the longest amount of time in this country. There are good people who already have more than 20 years in the shadows and need an opportunity. How long a person has to wait if 23 or 24 years is not enough?

  • sam kumar

    What about people paying all the taxes constantly for years even without legal status? These should be considered on first priority for temporary legal status for contributing to us economy all the time without taking any benefit. Just imagine how better they will be contributing to the economy once they get legal status.

  • juan

    I dont draw any govt benefits never have i just want to finish college and be able to stay and work here legally for my son & family well being.is that too much??

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