President Obama is expected to announce an immigration reform plan that will shield five million undocumented immigrants from deportation, according to reports.
One aspect of the plan would make it possible for undocumented immigrants with children that are U.S. citizens or legal residents to get paperwork allowing them to work in the country legally. There are still questions as to whether this policy would apply to all undocumented immigrants who fall under that category or just those who have been in the country for ten years or longer.
Obama's expected unilateral move towards immigration reform would also increase border security, change the Secure Communities program, provide additional assistance to those with high-tech skills, and create clearer work parameters for immigration enforcement and deportation officials.
The plan would still call for the deportation of those who recently crossed the border, have been convicted of crimes, or pose national security risks.
Read more about Obama's expected plans here.