Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration Policy

On November 20th, President Obama surprised many by ordering an executive action on immigration policy in the United States. Obama’s order extends protection from deportation and the right work to an estimated 4.1 million parents of US citizens and legal permanent residents who have lived in the US for at least 5 years and to hundreds of thousands young people. The order also includes cracking down on illegal immigration at the border, deporting felons not, not families, and holding certain undocumented immigrants accountable. This executive order has come as a surprise and sparked much debate throughout the country. Kamila Kudelska talks with two expert immigration professors, Kevin Johnson and Giovani Peri, at UC Davis to gain more of an understand what this executive action means to america’s civil rights and economy. Image from Yahoo! News.