Thursday, November 20, 2014 – Tonight at 8 pm EST, online at http://www.whitehouse.gov/live, President Barack Obama will reveal details of the immigration reforms he will institute through executive action. The President has said he is moving forward with this executive order based on the inability of our national Congress to enact reform legislation to address the flaws in our nation’s immigration system. It has been speculated that the President’s reforms may expand the 2012 program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (also created through executive action), and could also shield as many as five million undocumented foreign nationals from deportation and grant them authorization to work, likely including the parents of children who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. Although this will be an important and momentous step forward for our immigration system, we must remember that executive action is not a substitute for congressional reform, and will likely provide only temporary relief. It is also likely that many controversial issues within our immigration system will remain unaddressed. Once announced, we will be updating our website and social channels regarding the specifics of the President’s plan. Stay tuned and please do not hesitate to contact our office with questions as to whether and how these reforms may affect you.