About the affordable care act

Date: December 23, 2014

About the Affordable Care Act 

On November 20, 2014, President Barack Obama announced a series of actions that are meant to keep illegal immigration in check. The president announced in a press meeting that this new executive action will allow more than four million previously undocumented aliens to stay in the country- and will try to sort out those that are of a more unsavory element.

The President stressed that the priority of this executive order was on deporting ‘felons not families’ and would expand many of the previously placed legislative actions for illegal immigrants to change their status to ‘American citizen’.

The actions require that those immigrants that came to the United States illegally submit to a background check and pay their taxes in order to stay in the country without fear of deportation. The president confirmed that those that were gang members, felons, or might pose a threat to national safety would definitely not be allowed to stay in the country.

The actions also expanded those that are eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program; previously this program had only been available to those children that immigrated before turning sixteen- with the new action, however, the period is extended by between two and three years.

Also included in the action is the affidavit that parents of United States citizens, who immigrated before or on January 1, 2010, are eligible for deferred employment authorization for three years.

Despite the backlash, the President stood by his actions, saying that these acts will change both programs for immigrants and non-immigrants in order to help the economy and create more jobs.