当地时间11月20日晚,美国总统奥巴马以行政命令方式公布改革美国移民政策的计划,称要让移民体系更加公平和公正。

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奥巴马宣布“移民计划”

US President Barack Obama announces executive actions on US immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, November 20, 2014. [Photo/Agencies] 

President Barack Obama unveiled his immigration plan, saying lifting the threat of expulsion from five million undocumented migrants would make the system "more fair and just."

奥巴马总统公布了他的移民计划,称消除五百万非法移民被遣返的威胁会让移民体系“更加公平和公正”。

奥巴马通过行政命令(executive action)公布的移民计划将允许已经在美国非法居住满5年且孩子出生在美国的非法移民申请为期三年的工作许可(undocumented migrants who have been living illegally in the United States for five years and have US-born children to apply for three-year work permits)。

这些移民将可以不再躲藏(come out of the shadows), 通过犯罪记录审查(undergo criminal records checks),并交纳适当的税收(pay proper taxes),以申请更长时间的居留许可(apply for longer-term residency)。

(中国日报网英语点津 Helen)