Younger Immigrants Get Permits

It’s a dream come true for some young illegal immigrants. The Obama administration told the Associated Press on Friday that as many as 800,000 immigrants will be affected by a new plan to stop deportation and begin offering work permits. The initiative, which comes in the middle of a difficult election year in which the Latino vote will likely prove crucial, will embrace illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children and who have not fallen into trouble with the law. “Many of these young people have already contributed to our country in significant ways,” wrote Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in a memo. The policy shift, which sidesteps congressional involvement, was to be officially announced Friday, the Associated Press reported. Elsewhere on the Web, the Drudge Report illustrated the story on its homepage with a photo of Obama eating what appeared to be Mexican food while standing next to a man in a sombrero.