In a facebook post, President Obama announced that he will be delivering a speech on Thursday, November 20th at 8pm EST to explain the steps he intends to take to prevent the deportation of many undocumented immigrants. It is estimated that this executive order will effect up to 5 million immigrants.
The President stated that this action is necessary because congress has failed to take action toward repairing a broken immigration system.
Last year, the US Senate passed a wide-ranging immigration bill that was drafted by a bipartisan group of law makers. Unfortunately, this bill stalled in the House of Representatives.
In 2012, President Obama issued an executive order authorizing deferred action for certain children of undocumented immigrants. This action benefited children by giving them protection against deportation and enabling them to acquire a work permit. Many of these children were represented by the attorneys at Tucker & Ludin. They came into the United States at a young age and knew little of the language or culture of their birthplace. They were highly successful students, but were unable to pursue their dream of going to college, working and enjoying a life like their classmates. Due to deferred action, they are now pursuing these dreams, but they still do not have a clear pathway to citizenship.
It is believed that President Obama’s action will be comprehensive and include necessary border security measures. As soon as the announcement of the new executive order is made public, the lawyers at Tucker & Ludin will be prepared to assist undocumented immigrants so that they can take advantage of benefits available to them. Continue to monitor our website for more details and feel free to call and schedule an appointment if the executive order effects you or someone you love.