- President Barack Obama on Friday announced that many undocumented students in the U.S. will be offered authorization to work in the country.
- The new policy removes the threat of deportation in many cases.
- Eligible candidates may be considered if they are currently in school and have lived in the U.S. for five years.
From the article:
President Obama on Friday announced a new policy under which most students who lack the documentation to reside legally in the United States can avoid deportation and may be able to receive the authorization to work in the United States.
The action falls far short of the federal DREAM Act (for Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors), which would provide a path to citizenship for such students. But Obama's action removes the immediate threat of deportation, a threat that led many would-be students to avoid continuing their educations. ...