Thursday, November 27, 2014



IWS Documented News Service


Institute for Workplace Studies-----------------Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

16 East 34th Street, 4th floor--------------------Stuart Basefsky

New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau


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Congressional Research Service (CRS)


Legal Sidebar

The Obama Administration’s Announced, Immigration Initiative: A Primer


[full-text, 3 pages--with extensive links]


On November 20, President Obama announced the commencement of a multi-pronged immigration

initiative that could, among other things, enable a substantial portion of the unlawfully present alien

population to obtain temporary relief from removal and work authorization. The new initiative also involves

other actions, including narrowing the scope of aliens prioritized by federal immigration authorities for

removal; using “parole” authority to allow certain aliens to enter or remain in the United States; and

modifying rules relating to visa eligibility (or processing). This Sidebar provides a brief overview of the

major components of the announced initiative. A CRS Report providing more extensive analysis is in




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