WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Obama administration will grant work permits to undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country as children and have good track record in their community, the New York Times report this Friday.
“Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children will be able to obtain work permits and be safe from deportation under a new policy announced on Friday by the Obama administration”, according to NYT.
“The policy, effective immediately, will apply to people who are currently under 30 years old, who arrived in the country before they turned 16 and have lived in the United States for five years. They must also have no criminal record, and have earned a high school diploma, be in school or have served in the military.”
This decision affects about 800,000 people, according to official estimates.
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