Obama’s Immigration Order Will Benefit Millions of Undocumented Workers & Families

President Obama has announced a new “deferred action” program for undocumented aliens who have been living in the U.S. for at least five years, have at least on U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident child, register with the U.S. government, pass a series of background checks and pay their taxes.  This executive order will likely provide work authorization for as many as five million undocumented aliens.

The details of this executive order will be released in the coming weeks and may include processes to speed up the permanent residency process for highly-skilled foreign workers and entrepreneurs, as well as work authorization for spouses of certain H-1B visa holders.