Several media installations report that the Obama administration could be announcing executive action on immigration as soon as next week! Fox news is reporting a 10 point plan, which expands Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals to a wider range of people who came to the United States as children, offer deferred action to the parents of U.S. citizens and green card holders, end Secure Communities (a program that facilitates the sharing of information between local law enforcement authorities and immigration authorities), expand visas for workers in high-tech industries, expand parole for the parents of US citizens, and expand the provisional waiver program to include the spouses and children of lawful permanent residents. I'm particularly excited about this last possibility -- I've worked on a number of provisional waivers during my career, and I really love them. They give me the chance to really get to know my clients, understand their daily lives, and convince the immigration authorities that they deserve to live in the United States as green cards. I hope that these reforms will be announced soon, so that I can help those immigrants in my community who will benefit from them!
Here's a link to an article on Fox News about the possible reforms: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/11/13/obamas-immigration-plan-10-executive-actions-being-weighed-by-president/