In what has been widely regarded as a bold political move by both supporters and critics alike, President Obama will lay out his temporary plan for immigration reform in a televised speech tonight at 5pm Pacific Standard Time. The announcement will also be streamed live on WhiteHouse.gov.
At its core, Mr. Obama’s executive action will protect millions of undocumented workers and illegal immigrants who have been living in the United States for over 5 years from immediate deportation. Additionally, it is expected that the President will extend coverage for “dreamers” – children who came to the country while still very young. All told, close to 5 million individuals can expect to benefit from the reforms. And while this comes as a welcome relief for families across the nation, it stands to make winter in Washington this year – at least politically - a potentially brutal one.
While it remains to be seen exactly what authority Mr. Obama has and how he will use it – or how Republican lawmakers will respond – everyone at the Immigration Law Office of Los Angeles, P.C. will be watching intently. We hope that both the President and Congress will act in the best interests of not only their constituents and political base, but all of those eagerly awaiting a chance to become citizens of our country.
If you have any questions concerning President Obama’s upcoming immigration reforms or how any new legislation may effect your family do not hesitate to contact our office for an appointment.