New pol­icy al­lows some im­mi­grants to con­tinue stay

The Washington Times Daily - - Politics -

Some im­mi­grants who have stayed in the United States longer than they were al­lowed can soon ap­ply to keep liv­ing in the U.S. un­der another im­mi­gra­tion pol­icy change qui­etly au­tho­rized by the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to a Nov. 14 pol­icy mem­o­ran­dum from U.S. Ci­ti­zen­ship and Im­mi­gra­tion Ser­vices, some im­mi­grants from 37 Visa Waiver Pro­gram coun­tries who are im­me­di­ate rel­a­tives of U.S. cit­i­zens may be al­lowed to stay.

Peo­ple from visa-waiver coun­tries don’t have to get a visa be­fore com­ing to the U.S., but they can’t stay for more than 90 days. The pro­gram cov­ers mostly Euro­pean coun­tries.

The new pol­icy was is­sued a day be­fore the ad­min­is­tra­tion an­nounced plans to let some im­mi­grant par­ents, chil­dren and spouses of U.S. mil­i­tary per­son­nel stay in the United States.

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