President Obama is scheduled to announce his framework for immigration reform tonight at 8:00pm EST 5:00pm pacific.
The plan allegedly will shield around 5 million currently present illegal aliens from deportation. There may also be reforms related to acquiring work permits and other benefits.
We will provide a detailed analysis of the executive action after its announcement.
We will also monitor any legal challenges this executive based action may face, as republicans have made clear they plan to oppose any action. This also could lead to a showdown financially, if the republican controlled legislative branch refuses to continue funding the government until comprehensive legislation is passed, or until President Obama repeals his executive action. The federal government will run out of funding on December 11th and may be able to continue functioning with some accounting antics for a short time thereafter. So mid-December may be a time of intense political wranglings.
As always, our goal is to provide the most competent and cost-effective advice to our clients as possible. Whatever framework is established, we will try to leverage it as much as possible to meet our clients’ needs.