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WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama comes home to Chicago on Tuesday as part of what will be aggresive sales job to win public support for bypassing Congress and issuing immigration executive orders to save millions from deportation.
Serafin Bahena (left) celebrates with others at Centro Civico Mexicano in Salt Lake City after President Barack Obama's nationally televised address Thursday night. | Rick Bowmer/AP
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, in announcing Thursday his unilateral actions to save up to 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation, made humanitarian, economic and national security appeals as a certain slice of Republicans could not contain their outrage. Obama delivered a prime-time speech from the White House, where he outlined his plans to make a priority of deporting criminals — and not illegal immigrants who live here and have not gotten into trouble.
The transcript of President Barack Obama's immigration executive order speech.
Excerpts from President Barack Obama's speech on immigration executive action.
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
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.
WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved Jorge Alonso and John Blakey to be U.S. District Court judges at courts based in Chicago.
WASHINGTON — The Democratic progressive group Democracy for American is looking ahead to the 2016 presidential contest and in a poll found its members prefer Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., over Hillary Clinton.
WASHINGTON — Republicans on Thursday are stepping up their protests over President Barack Obama issuing an executive order to shield some 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation. Obama has a long video trail of him talking about limits of presidential power to change immigration laws with a stroke of his pen and Republicans are highlighting that, including in the video above produced by the House Republican leadership.
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