The devil is in the details. We look into implementation and politics in the wake of Obama’s executive order allowing young people to stay and work legally in the U.S. We speak to lawyer and immigration columnist Allan Wernick about who is affected, who should apply and what to watch out for. And for a picture of the political landscape, we talk to Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and DREAMer Jose Antonio Vargas.

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Allan Wernick is a professor at Baruch College and he is the director of Citizen Now program at the City University of New York. He is a published author on U.S. immigration and citizenship issues and he is also a columnist for the New York Daily News and King Features Syndicate.


Jose Antonio Vargas is an award-winning journalist who has worked for The San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia News, The Washington Post and the Huffington Post. Born in the Philippines, Vargas moved to the United States at a young age. His experience as an undocumented immigrant has influenced many aspects of his work. In 2008, Vargas and his team won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting. Most recently, Vargas’ story, “Not Legal, not leaving,” appeared on the cover of Time Magazine.

2 thoughts on “What’s Next?

  1. It’s simple ecomcnios: Supply and Demand. If the gardener could get more money for his services, he would leave and find a better paying job. There isn’t a better job for him so he has to take what he can get. It’s somewhat comparable to accepting and denying job offers.Trust me, just let your dad do what he has to do. Don’t pay outta your picket but if you want to, be kind to the gardener. Offer a snack or a drink throughout the day. A smile goes a long way and you don’t have to speak the same language to appreciate generosity.

    1. You can’t pay him because he doesn’t work for you.But, you can give him chtiray and that would be good of you to help your fellow man. This is the way its supposed to work. Notice how you don’t need the government to help you help your fellow man.

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