White House's Change to Immigration Process May Keep Families Together

The road to a green card will be less burdensome for some spouses, children and parents of U.S. citizens after an administrative change announced today by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

The change will cut down on the amount of time that some undocumented immigrants are separated from their immediate family members during the journey to legal status. So instead of spending months or even years abroad, a person may face as little as a few weeks outside of the U.S.

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That could make a big difference for families who depend on an undocumented relative for things like sick care, raising children an