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 testsCoalition 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 tourObama 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 legislationGun 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 attemptedImmigration 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
  • DAPA and Brexit: Is the Left up to the challenge? - National Catholic Reporter
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    ... treatment A new weight loss device offers a ... Obama: Why'd you do it? Omar: For ISIS. Obama ... than blaming crazy 2nd generation ...
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  • Orlando gunman said he carried out attack to get 'Americans to stop ... - Washington Post
    ... hour hostage standoff, offers the ... him, while President Obama said ... debate on U.S. immigration policy. ... called Monday for barring ...
    06/14/2016 - 3:37 pm | View Link
  • Two undocumented valedictorians vs. the immigration debate - Washington Post
    ... view immigration and immigrants ... Nowrasteh, an immigration policy ... And because the state offers two ... a program created by the ...
    06/13/2016 - 10:27 am | View Link
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  • Supreme Court leaves undocumented immigrants out in the cold
    News that the high court deadlocked, blocking President Barack Obama’s immigration plan from moving forward ... the president’s plan to expand a program he created in 2012 that offers deportation relief and work permits to younger immigrants brought ...
    06/24/2016 - 7:40 am | View Link
  • 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 ...
    11/20/2014 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • President Obama Offers Legal Status to Millions of Undocumented Immigrants
    President Obama tonight announced the most sweeping executive action ... but the president shouldn't make such significant policy changes on his own." Said Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, "I am concerned if the president's action goes too far, that, No. 1 ...
    11/19/2014 - 5:39 pm | View Link
  • 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.
    08/15/2012 - 2:08 am | View Link
  • Obama's new immigration policy could affect 60,000 illegal immigrants in N.J.
    Hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants — including at least 60,000 in New Jersey — will be allowed to remain in the United States and apply for work permits under a policy President Obama unveiled ... "This program offers an enormous ...
    06/15/2012 - 8:01 pm | View Link
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  • Under Obama, Illegal Immigrants Receive More In Welfare ...
    The structures which allow welfare payments to immigrants are not established by Executive decree–there are men behind the curtain. In the case of Obama, his ...
    06/20/2016 - 7:32 pm | View Website
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  • President Obama to let children of illegal immigrants ...
    President Obama is bypassing Congress and plans to immediately stop certain deportations and instead grant work permits to younger illegal immigrants ...
    06/17/2016 - 1:13 am | View Website
  • Obama letting in Muslim immigrants, not Christians
    The opposition over President Barack Obama’s plans to accept 10,000 refugees from Syria over the next year has escalated in the wake of the terrorist attacks in ...
    06/16/2016 - 2:04 am | View Website
  • Who and Where the DREAMers Are | Immigration Policy Center
    A Demographic Profile of Immigrants Who Might Benefit from the Obama Administration’s Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Initiative. Note: A more up-to ...
    06/15/2016 - 12:21 pm | View Website
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