green card

A gap in immigration policy means an England-born Missouri woman waiting for a green card won't be able to take advantage of a new directive from President Barack Obama that halts the deportations of many young people.

Lauren Gray has been living in the United States legally since she was 4. But Obama's directive is aimed at immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports that Gray has been allowed to live in Trenton on her parents' work visa. But she will lose the privilege when she turns 21 in August.