43 Forum: Immigration Debate - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

43 Forum: Immigration Debate

My second guest, attorney Jose Feliciano, and I talked about the continuing debate surrounding immigration and how it affects the lives of Latinos in Greater Cleveland. We also talked about President Obama's recent executive order on immigration. Feliciano, is not necessarily a fan of the president's, but in this case he applauds him on the decision to allow millions of undocumented immigrants to stay in the country temporality. I read the main parts of his executive order so our viewers could be clear of what it says. There have been many people intentionally distorting the provisions of the executive order for political reasons. Listed below is what President Obama said about the provisions of his executive order.

"If you've been in America for more than five years; if you have children who are American citizens or legal residents; if you register, pass a criminal background check, and you're willing to pay your fair share of taxes -- you'll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily, without fear of deportation. You can come out of the shadows and get right with the law."

We concluded there will be more debate, pro and con surrounding the president's controversial move and efforts by some in Congress to stop it from taking effect.

Jose Feliciano, Attorney/Baker Hostetler 216-621-0200

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