On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced his executive actions that will protect 5 million undocumented workers out of the 11.4 million from getting deported. Michael Shear of The New York Times writes, "His directive will shield up to five million people from deportation and allow many to work legally, although it offers no path to citizenship" (2014). This action serves as a temporary relief. For a permanent decision the president urges the house to pass a bill. Dana Liebelson of Huffington Post states, "President Barack Obama granted millions of undocumented immigrants who are parents of U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have lived in the U.S. for at least five years the right to work and pay taxes. They don't, however, have the right to receive federal benefits, including subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid coverage and food stamps" (2014). It's a step forward, but not one that gives them many benefits regardless of their contributions, and of course, there's a lofty price to pay. What are your thoughts and how do you feel this action is helping or affecting you? Discuss.