Undocumented families holding on to hope, looking to President Obama to take executive action

PHOENIX - A Valley family is desperately waiting for the President to decide whether or not he will take executive action to deal with the immigration crisis.

President Obama vowing to decide by the end of the summer.

“I have to act alone,” said Obama.

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A promise one undocumented parent of a U.S born child is hoping the President will keep.

“We’ve been waiting. When I came to this country 21 years ago, I had no idea how hard it would be to survive without papers,” said Beatrice.

Beatrice would qualify for temporary papers because of her son’s legal status.

The President is considering giving undocumented parents with U.S. born children temporary legal status. He’s also considering giving an estimated 5 million work permits.

The executive order may also cover the surge of undocumented minors that have cross from Central America.

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