The transcript of President Barack Obama's immigration executive order speech.
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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.
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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.
WASHINGTON — Rep. Tammy Duckworth D-Ill., and her husband, Bryan Bowlsbey announced on Thursday the birth of a baby girl on Tuesday, who they named Abigail O'kalani Bowlsbey.
WASHINGTON — The main public event for President Barack Obama on Thursday is a speech tonight outlining the details of his executive order on immigration he will sign Friday in Las Vegas.
U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., participates in a rally Wednesday in front of the White House in Washington, D.C., to urge President Barack Obama to move forward on executive action on immigration. | Evan Vucci/AP
WASHINGTON — After much delay, President Barack Obama said Wednesday he will go around Congress and order actions on immigration — which could shield 5 million people from being deported — as newly empowered and outraged Republicans are divided over their next move. Lawsuits? Impeachment? Stop funding the federal government, to trigger another shutdown? Tie up all but the most vital of Obama’s nominations?
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