LIVE: President Donald Trump signed an executive action Wednesday morning to provide a pathway to legal status for millions of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.
Trump signed the executive order at 10:50 a.m. in the Oval Office, according to the White Palace.
It was the latest action in Trump’s “Diversity Visa Lottery” program.
The lottery, which is meant to help those with family ties to those who came illegally to the U.S. before the age of 16, will give temporary legal status to the parents of those who arrived before 18.
The lottery was designed to provide temporary status for parents of children who were brought to this country illegally as minors, which has been a problem for families with young children, the White Press reported.
It is not yet clear how many children would be eligible for the lottery.
However, the administration said the lottery will be open to all immigrants who were previously brought to America illegally, regardless of their status.
Trump’s announcement came a day after the Senate passed legislation to overhaul the country’s immigration system, the bipartisan Dream Act.
The Senate also passed a measure to help the country secure the border and enforce immigration laws.
Trump also signed an order on Wednesday, which calls for a review of the H-1B visa program.
Trump has called for a “back to work” program for workers who have returned from overseas to work.
The H-3 visa program is also being reviewed, the Trump administration said.
A number of Trump’s actions have been blocked by the courts, including his attempt to block the U and T payments, the Keystone XL Pipeline and the Keystone Pipeline.