New Immigration Policy Helps Undocumented with Citizen Relatives

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Now that Congress and the White House have successfully avoided the fiscal cliff, President Obama plans to turn his attention to his second term priorities, particularly immigration. 

On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security announced a rule change that will help undocumented immigrants who are immediate relatives of American citizens. As of March 4th, undocumented immigrants who can demonstrate that time apart from a spouse, parent, or child who is an American citizen would cause "extreme hardship" may apply for a legal visa without leaving the country. 

Julia Preston, national immigration correspondent for Takeaway partner The New York Times, explains the intricacies of this new policy, which may affect up to a million people. 

Guests:

Julia Preston

Produced by:

Jillian Weinberger

Comments [1]

dlm from Brooklyn

Oh goody. NYC welcomes illegals with open arms. As a single person living in NYC I have been approached on several occasions about entering a sham marriage in exchange for cash. This should get the going rates for a sham spouse to rise even faster.

Jan. 03 2013 12:41 PM

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