Immigration reform is here!
Tonight President Obama announced that he will soon move forward with a number of new immigration policies. The policies include granting deferred action to millions of parents of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents (green card holders).
What do we know about how the new policies will affect YOU?
What we know now is that you may qualify for deferred action under this new policy if you are an undocumented immigrant and:
Have resided in the United States for at least five years;
Have a child who is a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident (green card holder);
Are willing to pay all owed back taxes; and
Have "good moral character," which will likely mean that you have not been convicted of any felony or serious misdemeanor.
The President also referenced changes to the employment and investment-based immigration system, as well as other changes.
Please stay tuned for more information following the President's address in Las Vegas tomorrow.