The Obama administration will propose a new rule Friday that will allow certain illegal immigrants to remain in the United States while applying for legal residency, according to reports.
Currently, those living illegally in the U.S. are required to leave the country in order to apply for a green card, even if they are married to or are children of American citizens, and they are often barred from returning for up to 10 years, the New York Times and the L.A. Times reported.
The Obama administration’s proposal, which would not require congressional approval, would allow certain illegal immigrants to file for a hardship waiver and stay in the country with their families while their requests are being adjudicated.
The move could boost Obama’s standing with Hispanic voters, the L.A. Times notes.
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