Gov't seeks supplies for immigration documents
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Homeland Security Department appears to be readying itself for an increase in the number of immigrants living illegally in the country to seek work permits once President Barack Obama announces his executive action plans to change immigration rules.
A draft contract proposal the government published earlier this month shows that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services wants to buy card stock to make as many as 34 million Permanent Resident Cards, or Green Cards, and work permits in the next five years.
Administration officials won't say what Obama will do on immigration. But it's widely believed he will announce plans later this year to temporarily protect millions of immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation and give them new work permits.