To qualify, they must also file an affidavit stating they’ve filed or will file an application to legalize their immigration status as soon as they’re eligible to do so.
President Obama will push for a meaningful overhaul of immigration policy in his second term in office, according to senior administration officials and lawmakers.
President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney both claimed to support comprehensive immigration reform in the second presidential debate Tuesday, but different in their definitions of what the term meant.
Republican efforts to promote hatred across racial and religious lines are heating up this electoral season. They have found a new warrior to promote the cause in Arizona, Gabriela Saucedo Mercer. Mercer has questioned whether Middle Easterners should be in the US “either legally or illegally”.
The Obama administration announced in June it would stop deporting many illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children.
Already known as a refuge for people from other lands, New Haven is tightening its embrace of newcomers as its mayor seeks to extend voting rights to illegal immigrants and other non-citizens, a policy challenge that comes shortly after attacks on “sanctuary cities” by Republican presidential candidates.
Governor Dannel Malloy has joined the grass-roots campaign to stop federal officials from deporting 23-year-old Mariano Cardoso.