President Obama took action to lift the shadow of deportation from young people who came to the United States as children, through no fault of their own, and grew up as Americans. The President announced that young people who meet certain criteria, who are contributing to our country by serving in the military or going to college, can request relief and apply for work visas.
Only Congress can provide a permanent fix for these young people, but this is a step in the right direction. As long as President Obama is in office, he will not give up on this issue. Not just because it’s the right thing to do for our economy and for our security, but because it’s the right thing to do.