In what seems to be a political move motivated by the politics of an election year, Barack Obama announced a change to his administrations use of prosecutorial discretion that would delay deportation and allow work permits for a select group of illegal immigrants.
As the AP reports:
Under the administration plan, illegal immigrants will be immune from deportation if they were brought to the United States before they turned 16 and are younger than 30, have been in the country for at least five continuous years, have no criminal history, graduated from a U.S. high school or earned a GED, or served in the military. They also can apply for a work permit that will be good for two years with no limits on how many times it can be renewed.
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