The election of Barack Obama could mean significant change in US immigration policy. Many clients and friends of the firm have asked us what President Obama’s stance is on immigration. On his website, President-elect Obama outlines his “Blueprint for Change”. The President-elect also has a section of his website devoted to immigration.

Some highlights:

– Pres. Obama will try to revive Comprehensive Immigration Reform in his first year.

– Obama believes that we must fix the dysfunctional immigration bureaucracy and increase the number of legal immigrants to keep families together and meet the demand for jobs that employers cannot fill.

– Obama and Biden support a system that allows undocumented immigrants who are in good standing to pay a fine, learn English, and go to the back of the line for the opportunity to become citizens.