President Obama signed two executive orders on Friday that would delay deportation for millions of illegal immigrants.
‘Not everyone will qualify; a temporary, first step towards fixing a broken system’ – Barack Obama; choosing Las Vegas to sign his executive memorandum; urging individuals to ‘come out of the shadows and get right with the law.’
In Nevada, nearly 8% of residents are in the U.S. illegally, one in every six children has an undocumented (illegal) parent and Governor Brian Sandoval is Latino and Republican. This year, Nevada joined about a dozen other states that allow undocumented immigrants to legally drive by obtaining special authorization cards.
Immigrant families, in particular, have flocked to Nevada in large numbers. Many of them are mixed-status, illegal workers with U.S.-born children.
More than 11,000,000 (11 Million) immigrants remain illegally in the U.S.