The issue of immigration reform played center stage at the Democratic National Convention last night. Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez says this election will set the course for immigrants in America from this point forward.
Gutierrez says the fight against equality is not a new fight, but President Obama is making a strong effort to protect the idea that "All men are created equal." The president signed an executive order on June 15th to stop deportation for illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. before they turned 16 and are younger than 30, have been in the country for at least five continuous years, have no criminal history, graduated from a U.S. high school, earned an equivalent degree, or served in the military. They also can apply for a work permit that will be good for two years with no limits on how many times it can be renewed.