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In this country some Democrats are pushing their party to formally support a bill to help undocumented immigrants -- American citizenship.
And put that officially in their party platform.
Tonight chief Washington correspondent James Rosen looks at what the president has already done to change immigration policy.
Over the next few months eligible individuals.
Who do not present a risk to national security or public safety -- you'll be able to request a temporary relief from deportation.
And apply for work authorization nearly two months have passed since President Obama used his executive powers to implement portions of the dream to set of immigration reform measures that had stalled in congress.
The new policy exempts from deportation individuals who came to the US illegally as children if they've maintained relatively clean records and can prove they qualify.
Those seeking deferred action to stave off deportation or the threat of it.
Can start applying August 15 and the Department of Homeland Security your DHS expects one million applications.
If there's an arrest for a felony or serious misdemeanor that person does not.
And and there's there's a criminal record.
And other indication that this again never know that person won't qualify.
And now Fox News has obtained a 92 page draft document that shows how officials at US citizenship and immigration services or CIS an agency within DHS are flushing out the new policy one official suggested the agencies might quote adopt a different definition of misdemeanor.
And no application it seems will be rejected outright.
If the cases to be processed for denial of the draft document says.
The case is routed to the background check unit were the case will undergo supervisory review before the denial as issues.
The fact that DHS is going to ignore.
Misdemeanors were certain numbers of misdemeanors.
-- to attempt to redefine what a misdemeanor is.
There's a strong indication to me that the administration is going to accept.
Certain criminal backgrounds and histories.
DHS officials told Fox News the draft paper should not be confused with a final operational decisions.
They also cited the deportation in fiscal year 2011 of some 397000.
People and said removal of criminals is up since fiscal year 2008.
However President Obama told Hispanic journalists last year such numbers are quote a little deceptive.
Because they now count people apprehended along the border as deportees also Fox News has withheld portions of this DHS draft that could if released.
Compromise law enforcement operations -- James thank you.
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