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Obama’s Temporary, Tepid Immigration Fix

A new Obama Administration plan would allow young illegal immigrants to stay in the United States if they:

- Came to the United States under the age of 16.
- Have continuously resided in the United States for a least five years preceding the date of the memorandum and are present in the United States on the date of the memorandum.
- Are currently in school, have graduated from high school, have obtained a general education development certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States.
- Have not been convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor offense, multiple misdemeanor offenses, or otherwise poses a threat to national security or public safety.
- Are not above the age of 30.

Cato Institute policy analyst Alex Nowrasteh examines the shift in policy.

Video produced by Caleb O. Brown, Austin Bragg and Evan Banks.
Alex Nowrasteh

Director of Immigration Studies and Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute