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Hardship Claim Extended For Potential Immigrants

January 9, 2012 by  

Hardship Claim Extended For Potential Immigrants

In a move that seeks to streamline the immigration process, the President Barack Obama Administration proposed new hardship rules to make it easier for illegal immigrants to apply for legal status and remain in the U.S., The Washington Times reported.

According to the newspaper, the latest move by the Administration would help to ease the burden for illegal immigrants in the U.S., and supporters cheered it as a tremendous victory for these individuals.

The Times reported that Homeland Security officials said the change only applies when an illegal immigrant has a family member living in the U.S. legally who would undergo “hardship” if separated from each other.

Representative Lamar Smith (R-Texas) said that Obama was “bending long established rules to put illegal immigrants ahead of the interests of American citizens and legal immigrants. “Who is the president batting for — illegal immigrants or the American people?” the lawmaker asked rhetorically.

The Texas Tribune reported that the proposal would be posted in the Federal Register, and would be subject to a public comment period. Changes to the rule may take effect later this year.

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  • cawmun cents

    From anchor babies to anchor relatives….couldnt see that one coming.
    Next come gay lifepartners,and livestock.
    I couldnt be seperated from my goat,so I had to apply for citizenship.
    Way to sneak in those La Raza voters there Obama.
    But I am sure that your intentions are honorable.
    Yep.
    -CC.

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