The White house announced today that it will now be granting work permits to over 800,000 illegal immigrants currently living in the shadows of the United States justice system.
The new policy will grant work permits to anyone living in the us who fits this criteria: “illegal immigrants [who] were brought to the United States before they turned 16 and are younger than 30, have been in the country for at least five continuous years, have no criminal history, graduated from a U.S. high school or earned a GED, or served in the military.” Applicants will also be allowed to renew their work permit every two years as long as they stay out of trouble.
This has to be great news for anyone currently working in the US illegally, to have that fear removed from their lives must be a relief beyond words. It will also cement Barack Obama in history as the best recent president towards immigrants. Too bad they can’t vote!