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President Obama’s executive order granting temporary reprieve from deportation to millions of undocumented immigrants will reopen the immigration debate

Amuedo-Dorantes, Catalina (2014) President Obama’s executive order granting temporary reprieve from deportation to millions of undocumented immigrants will reopen the immigration debate. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (21 Nov 2014). Blog Entry.

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On Thursday night, in an address to the nation, President Obama announced that his administration would use its ‘prosecutorial discretion’ to grant a reprieve from deportation to undocumented immigrants who have been in the country for at least 5 years, have children who are citizens or permanent residents, and are willing to pay taxes. Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes writes that this action is similar to 2012’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals memorandum in that it does not prevent the recently arrived from being deported, provide a path to citizenship or allow undocumented immigrants access to benefits. She writes that the measure will help undocumented immigrants by allowing many families to live in peace and without the constant fear of deportation, which may in turn allow them to contribute to the social and economic fabric of the U.S.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author, USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2014 15:13
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2014 15:13
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60424

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