Obama's immigration reform
This policy offers students who are immigrants a new opportunity for them to have better living conditions as regards to employment opportunities, education, etc.
The Obama’s Immigration Policy encourages foreign graduate students educated in the United States to stay in the country by granting them green cards upon graduating with degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. It also seek to help children brought to the United States illegally, known as "dreamers," who would be eligible for earned citizenship.
This would require illegal immigrants to pay taxes and a penalty, pass background checks, and learn English before they could move to the back of the line, behind immigrants who came to the country legally.
This policy could also help families of children born in the United States.
The President’s proposal authorizes funding to enable DHS, the Department of State, and other relevant federal agencies to establish fraud prevention programs that will provide training for adjudicators, allow regular audits of applications to identify patterns of fraud and abuse, and incorporate other proven fraud prevention measures.
Some of the direct benefits include Social Security, Medicare, unemployment insurance, and workers’ compensation.
During the first six years, qualifying people would be granted "conditional" status and would be required to graduate from a two-year community college or complete at least two years towards a four-year degree or serve two years in the US military. After this six-year period, those who meet at least one of these three conditions would be eligible to apply for permanent resident status. During this six-year conditional period, they would not be eligible for federal higher education grants such as Pell grants but they would be able to apply for student loans and work study.
If they have met all of the conditions at the end of the 6-year conditional period, they would be granted permanent