- Writer:Gavin P. Sullivan,Holden Taylor
There are over 40 million immigrants living in America today. Over 11 million are doing so undocumented. Immigrants account for 13 percent of the total US population and about 16 percent of the labor force. Of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the US, more than half of this population has lived in the country for more than a decade. Nearly one third of these undocumented immigrants are the parents of U.S.- born children. In November 2014, President Obama implemented through an executive order the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans, or DAPA. The move would affect as many as five million people, including an estimated four million undocumented immigrants who are the parents of U.S. citizens, deferring deportation and allowing them to work legally for three years. Those applying for this status would have to pass background checks. On February 16, 2015 a federal judge in Texas placed an injunction against the executive order, delaying the expansion of DAPA. What does the ...
Inside Outlook Immigration Reform (2014–2015)