President Obama’s plan to offer work permits to some young illegal immigrants unleashed hope undercut with some wariness about the policy’s implementation.

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  • Coalition on immigration bill clears first tests
    The bipartisan coalition behind a contentious overhaul of immigration laws stuck together on a critical early series of test votes Thursday, turning back challenges from conservative critics as the Senate Judiciary Committee refined legislation to secure the nation's borders and offer eventual citizenship to millions living illegally in the United States. More
  • Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour
    Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
  • Gun bill’s failure may help immigration legislation
    Here’s an odd political reality: The collapse of the gun bill in the Senate last week may well make the passage of immigration reform legislation slightly easier. “I think the continued intensity of the dysfunction of Congress on this [gun] vote will help immigration,” Democratic pollster John Anzalone said. More
  • Senator Says Boston Bombing Should Be Factor in Immigration Debate
    Senator Charles E. Grassley said, “Given the events of this week, it’s important for us to understand the gaps and loopholes in our immigration system.” More
  • Immigration bill would be largest such effort ever attempted
    After months of negotiations, a bipartisan group of eight senators is poised to offer a sweeping bill to rewrite the nation's immigration laws this week, taking advantage of a changed political alignment that, for the first time in nearly a generation, appears to have opened the way for comprehensive legislation. More
  • Obama policy offers hope for young illegal immigrants
    June 16, 2012 12:10 am • BY DOUG MOORE • > 314-340-8125 and associated press A major shift in immigration policy by President Barack Obama's administration offered relief Friday for some living here illegally, lessening worries ...
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  • Obama offers immunity to illegal immigrants who came to US as kids
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was to announce the new policy Friday, one week before President Obama plans to address the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials’ annual conference in Orlando, Fla. Republican ...
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  • DREAMer policy on illegal immigrants goes live. Can it backfire on Obama?
    Obama’s new policy, by contrast, offers only two years of “deferred action,” meaning a stay of deportation proceedings, a Social Security number, and the opportunity to apply for a work permit under roughly similar eligibility conditions.
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  • Obama Offers Temporary Relief to One-Third of Illegal Immigrants
    According to the Migration Policy Institute, there are 11.4 million illegal immigrants in the United States today, which means only one-third will see a change to their legal status by way of Obama’s action. These include individuals who have been in the ...
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  • For Many Immigrants, Policy Offers Joy and Relief
    And now there is finally hope for them.” For Ms. Cano, like many others in this solidly Democratic neighborhood, the new policy reaffirms her plans to support Mr. Obama in November. But even in this area, some other Latinos had grown frustrated with the ...
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  • Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and ...
    Threaded throughout the history of the United States, immigration has taken on greater prominence in political and policy conversations amid debate over possible ...
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  • Mayors Call On Obama To Protect Undocumented Immigrants As ...
    A group of 31 mayors on Thursday released an open letter asking President Obama to extend protections for undocumented immigrants, as he enters the final ...
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  • About that video of Obama encouraging illegal immigrants ...
    Here is the transcript of the portion of this video pertaining to illegal immigrants voting. The part in bold is what was included on the Cavuto segment:
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  • Obama Urges Illegal Immigrants to Vote Without Fear of ...
    Critics Claim Obama Urged Illegals To Vote Without Fear Of Getting Caught "I can't believe that I heard what I heard ..." by Jack Davis November 7, 2016 at 8:54am
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