NYT: Obama to Give Executive Order on Immigration Tonight

The New York Times (NYT) reports that up to four million undocumented immigrants who have lived in the U.S. for at least five years “can apply for a program that indefinitely delays deportation and allows those with no criminal record to work legally in the country, President Obama is to announce Thursday…” An additional one million people will get protection from deportation through other parts of the plan. However, none of the five million immigrants given new protections “will get government subsidies for health care under the Affordable Care Act.” They are also unlikely to receive public benefits such as food stamps or Medicaid coverage. The health care restriction “may be the most immediate concern for many immigrants and for activists,” the Times adds.

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