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Under Obama’s reform, immigrants who are parents of U.S. citizens and legal residents could be protected, if they pass a criminal background check and have lived in the U.S. more than five years.
While Congress has stagnated for years on creating immigration reform that changes laws and a path to citizenship, this would create new policy that is estimated to impact up to 4 million people.
Reaction has varied within the undocumented community. While some say this will bring the relief they’ve been waiting for, others say it’s not enough.