Obama offers work permits to millions

  • President Obama has taken executive action to offer undocumented immigrants the chance to stay in the U.S without threat of deportation.
  • People who have been in U.S for more than five years will be able to register to apply to stay in the country temporarily. 
  • Background checks will be carried out, criminals will be deported.
  • Obama: 'Scripture tells us that we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger - we were strangers once, too'. 

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