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President Barack Obama laid out his plans for immigration on Thursday night. | Getty Images

Obama flexes muscle, spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

Isabel Medina, 41, a non-U.S. citizen, wipes her eyes in Los Angeles, California, as she watches President Barack Obama's nationally televised announcement on immigration reform. | Getty Images

Emotions spike as people hear Obama's immigration plan

Emotions ran high as immigrant-rights activists, families and elected officials across the country watched President Barack Obama's televised announcement on immigration reform.

A member of the Secret Service's uniformed division talks with anti-amnesty activists as they gather on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House on Thursday night. | Getty Images

Obama's immigration executive order: Here are the details

WASHINGTON — Under President Barack Obama’s immigration executive order, announced on Thursday, illegal immigrants who have minor run-ins with law enforcement will not have to worry about the incident triggering deportation, according to senior administration officials.

Personal crusade against deportation

When Alejandra Renteria began attending rallies for immigration reform years ago alongside her mother, the significance of the movement didn’t register with her young mind.

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Obama and Dems surrender to love of power

“I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Two aldermen want to make sure employees of concessionaires at O'Hare and Midway airports are protected if new operators are brought in. | File Photo

Aldermen move to protect airport concession employees

Ald. Danny Solis (25th), chairman of the City Council’s Zoning Committee, and Special Events Committee Chairman Walter Burnett (27th), want to require airport concessionaires to either abide by terms of union contracts already negotiated or give workers the power to bargain collectively.

Three Ways ACA is affecting Business

More often than not, when healthcare reform is brought up, the impact and the interests of businesses are lumped together, as if each faces with the same challenges as the next.