President's Immigration Accountability Executive Action of November 20, 2014: Overview and Issues [January 8, 2015] [open pdf - 486KB]
"On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced his Immigration Accountability Executive Action which revises some U.S. immigration policies and initiates several programs, including a revised border security policy for the Southwest border; deferred action programs for some unauthorized aliens; revised interior enforcement priorities; changes to aid the entry of skilled workers; the promotion of immigrant integration and naturalization; and several other initiatives the President indicated would improve the U.S. immigration system. The most controversial among these provisions will grant deferred action to as many as 5 million unauthorized aliens."
CRS Report for Congress, R43852
Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html