It has been reported from reliable White House source leak this week that President Obama will use executive order to waive or defer deportation of more than 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States. The determination of who gets relief will depend on two large criteria: (1) whether the undocumented immigrant satisfies the minimum years of residency in the United States (minimum years not yet set at this point); and (2) whether the undocumented immigrant has close family ties to the US. According to reliable source, the new immigration law will help those who have been living in the United States for 10 years, and those who have children who were born in the United States. On a side note, White House is also contemplating loosening the requirements for work eligibility status, such as H-1b, for applicants who graduated from a US university.
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