By Nizam Uddin Saleh
About 50 thousand sylheti immigrants living illegally in the US are going to get the golden opportunity to apply for work permits under a major shake-up unveiled by Democrat US president Barack Obama. As the news regarding the illegal immigrants published, a sense of euphoria was observed in the sylhet region. Many members of expat families have distributed sweetmeats and ‘Shirni’ to the poor.
The new regulations will include immigrants who have been in the US for five years and have children staying legally in the US.
About a total of 50 lakh people where about two lakh Bangladeshis are expected to benefit from the reform package by Barack Obama.
Under Obama’s immigration plan, undocumented parents of children who are US citizens or legal residents will be able to apply for work permits lasting 3 years.