Obama Lifts the Threat of Deportation for Millions of Immigrants

“I know some of the critics of this action call it amnesty.  Well, it’s not.” By Naureen Khan, Al Jazeera – WASHINGTON – President Obama announced the most sweeping changes to the United States’ immigration policies in decades Thursday night, lifting the threat of deportation for millions of immigrants and setting up what will inevitably be a heated confrontation with congressional Republicans. Obama, in a primetime address Thursday night, said he will use his executive authority to give a temporary reprieve up to an estimated 5 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, allowing them to come out of the shadows and live and work freely in the country. “The actions I’m taking are not only lawful, they’re the kinds of actions taken by every single Republican president and every Democratic president for the past half century,” Obama said of his decision to bypass Congress and flex his executive...

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