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President Obama Proposes Easing Rules for Green Cards

Thu, 12/15/2011 - 12:42am

The Obama administration is proposing new rules that will reduce the amount of time undocumented immigrants are separated from their families while they apply for a green card.

Under the current process, undocumented immigrants must leave the country to obtain a visa in their home country but this can lead to a decade-long separation for families, causing extreme hardship. The result is that many undocumented immigrants choose to remain in the country illegally and risk deportation.