Happy Friday Fluders, and Happy Father’s Day weekend! Enjoy today’s top stories on your way out of the office!
The Melting Pot: The Obama Administration announced today that they will no longer being deporting immigrants and will begin granting work permits to those who came to the United States as children. Under this new policy, people under the age of 30 who came to the U.S. before the age of 16, pose no criminal or security threat, were successful students or served in the military can get a two-year deferral from deportation. The goal of this policy is to attempt to use resources to target illegal immigrants who actually pose a threat. After years of criticism from the Hispanic-American community for the overall increase of deportations in recent years, Obama is now gaining back their favor. However, Republicans see this as a “classic Barack Obama move of choosing politics over leadership” in an election year.
It’s Greek to Me: Europe is waiting for elections that will be taking place in Greece on Sunday that will ultimately determine whether or not the country will exit from Europe’s common currency zone. If Greece votes to abandon the pledges that were obtained by their international lenders, they will cut off bail-out funding and would be forced to leave the euro, which could put the country in a more severe depression after the plummet of the drachma, Greece’s currency. This Sunday will be the second election since a vote in May failed to form a coalition.
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