Comprehensive immigration reform: This is an immigration compromise that includes tougher border enforcement while also proposing a path to citizenship for the undocumented immigrants already here.
Green card or permanent resident card: The permit that allows a foreigner to lawfully live and work in the United States.
Permanent resident: A green card holder.
Naturalization: The process of becoming a US citizen.
DACA: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or Obama's pre-DREAM Act. This granted some undocumented youth a two-year reprieve from deportation, along with temporary work authorization. More than 150,000 immigrants have been granted deferred action.
Deportation - Removal Proceedings: This means that the United States Government intends to deport you from the United States. These proceedings can be initiated due to various reasons including, overstaying a visa; entry using fraudulent documents; arrests and/or convictions for misdemeanors or felonies.
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