More than 100,000 people are currently in temporary legal status.
The administration has said that it will end this policy after its first 100 days in office.
However, many Democrats have argued that the administration has overstepped its bounds.
The Associated Press, Washington Post, Associated Press photoBy the numbers:In January, more than 7 million people applied for temporary work permits, and another 4.6 million applications were approved for family-based work permits.
The total number of applications for work permits and family- based work permits during the same month was 6.9 million, the AP reported.
The White House said it will take up to 60 days to review each individual application.
The Associated Press reports that the government will also review the applications of people who already have temporary work authorization and have already applied for work.
The Associated Statesman reports that there are currently nearly 11 million people in temporary temporary legal and family status.