Obama begins the push for immigration reform.
The policy, announced Wednesday by the Obama administration and effective March 4, allows immigrants who entered the country illegally to remain in the United States during a waiver process that typically takes up to a year to complete.Read more in the Chicago Tribune. The rule affects parents, children and spouses.
The policy "reduces long periods of separation between U.S. citizens and their immediate relatives," Alejandro Mayorkas, director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said Wednesday in a conference call. Santa Cruz Sentinel