The Pew Research Center estimates there are about 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US, most of them from Central America.
After years of gridlock in Congress, the president has decided to go it alone, and act on immigration through executive action.
The main point of the president’s plan is to give millions of undocumented immigrants a chance to temporarily stay in the US without the fear of deportation. That invite is open to parents of US citizens and people who’ve been living here for at least five years — thats if they pass background checks and are willing to pay taxes.
Marc Rosenblum, deputy director of the US Immigration Policy Program at the Migration Policy Institute, joined Hofstra’s Morning Wake Up Call to break down the president’s agenda