Obama limits deportations of young illegal immigrants
Nearly a million eligible for renewable work permits, not citizenship
President Obama is bypassing Congress and plans to immediately stop certain deportations and instead grant work permits to younger illegal immigrants, according to a policy shift unveiled by the White House on Friday. The new policy will apply to illegal immigrants who are under 30, who arrived in the United States before they turned 16, and who have lived in the country for at least the last five years. They also cannot have a criminal record and must have either obtained a high school diploma or GED, or be serving in the military.