Rule helps illegal relatives of citizens get visas in U.S.
Posted: January 3, 2013 at 12:58 a.m.
President Barack Obama’s administration eased the way Wednesday for illegal aliens who are immediate relatives of American citizens to apply for permanent residency, a change that could affect as many as 1 million of the estimated 11 million aliens unlawfully in the U.S. A new rule issued by the Department of Homeland Security aims to reduce the time illegal aliens are separated from their American families while seeking legal status, immigration officials said.
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