From Business Insider: OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: The New Immigration Policy ‘Is Not Amnesty’
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced this morning that the Obama administration will stop deporting and start granting work permits to young illegal immigrants “who were brought to the United States as young children” and who “do not present a risk to national security or public safety, and meet several key criteria.”
The AP reports that the policy change will affect 800,000 immigrants, and addresses a top priority of Latino activists who hold the keys to a crucial voting demographic in 2012.
It also bypasses Congress, which has been stalled on immigration reform for the duration of Obama’s presidency.
In a conference call with reporters Friday morning, Napolitano declared that the new policy “is not amnesty.”