warn that 'amnesty' for young illegals is not permanent
Local immigration lawyer David Armendariz of DeMott, McChesney, Curtright and Armendáriz, LLP says President Barack Obama's ruling allowing illegal immigrants with no criminal record under 30, many who came with their parents, temporary amnesty might benefit them and us.
"Adding them to the economy and
adding them to the tax rolls can be,
getting them out into a productive
position is a good thing for our economy,"
He explains that the ruling
specifies that if they don't file for legal status, they'll eventually face deportation.
"It doesn't mean that these people are
not eventually going to be deported.
It just means that for the time being,
they will not be deported."
He says the executive order
will release some steam from
the hotly debated immigration issue.
"It by no means a permanent solution
and it's not much more than a temporary
solution that will affect a very small
percent of the population," he says.