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."

Report Number:CRS Report for Congress, R43852
Author:Kandel, William
Bjelopera, Jerome P.
Bruno, Andorra
Siskin, Alison
Publisher:Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
Copyright:Public Domain
Retrieved From:Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html
Media Type:application/pdf
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