Estimate of Undocumented Immigrants Who Could Avoid Deportation Rises

Fox News Latino, 8/7/12

Nearly 1.8 million undocumented immigrants could have their deportations  suspended for two years, and legally obtain jobs here, under President Obama’s  recent policy to give them leniency.

That number is significantly higher than the earlier estimate of a maximum of  1.3 million immigrants who could benefit, thanks to newly released guidelines  that expanded the pool of eligible applicants, said the Migration Policy  Institute.

The Migration Policy Institute, or MPI,  had come up with the earlier  number of 1.3 million after analyzing data, but on Tuesday raised the number.  The President’s plan aims to give reprieve to undocumented immigrants who were  brought to the United States as minors.

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