President May Overhaul Immigration Policy Soon
Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Nov 18, 2014 in Other
President Barack Obama may be unveiling a 10-part immigration policy through executive action as early as next week, according to Fox News. The news organization received the information through a source close to the White House.
The network said that the plan could be announced as early as Nov. 21 and could expand a policy deferring action on the deportation of immigrants who came to the country as children, as well as for parents of children who are U.S. citizens and permanent legal residents.
Other parts of the plan allegedly include strengthening border security and increasing pay for immigration officers in order to increase morale within the workforce. Under the plan, the Department of Homeland Security may also reduce the application charges for thousands of applicants who come forward and apply for naturalization, as long as the individual does not have an income level above 200 percent of the poverty level.
Other possible measures include a call to revise removal priorities in order to target serious criminals for deportation and the creation of a new program that would step in for the current Secure Communities program. An additional measure could streamline the path to citizenship through a State Department immigrant visa program for those working in the tech industry.
When reached for comment, a White House spokesman told Reuters that the president has not yet made a decision, but he remains committed to take action before the end of the year.
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