This is not amnesty. This is not immunity. This is not a path to citizenship. It’s not a permanent fix. This is a temporary, stopgap measure that lets us focus our resources wisely while giving a degree of relief and hope to talented, driven, patriotic young people. It is the right thing to do.
-President Obama on his plan to stop deporting the children of illegal immigrants who have grown up in the U.S., so long as they came to the States under the age of 16, are under currently under 30, have stayed out of trouble, and have attended school or served in the military.