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June 2012

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  • Obama's immigration act is a game-changer
    Posted: 6/23/2012


    You should not underestimate the electricity that has gone through immigrant and Hispanic neighborhoods like those in my district in Chicago since President Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that they would temporarily protect immigrant youths eligible for the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act from deportation. In two month?s time, when the first group of DREAMers comes forward to affirmatively apply for protection from deportation, it will be similar in many ways to how some people felt when same-sex couples were granted marriage licenses or African-Americans were allowed to register to vote in the South.

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  • How 6 States Address the Immigration Issue
    Posted: 6/23/2012
    As the nation grapples with its tug-of-war over immigration reform, many states have been working to exert their own powers over the issue, leading to a patchwork of various bills aimed at addressing the problem that many say the federal government has failed to fix. Even with President Obama's recent announcement that he would stop deporting young illegal immigrants, the hot-button issue wages on.
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  • Now Obama Is Delaying Immigration Enforcement Against Same-Sex Couples
    Posted: 6/23/2012
    News that the Justice Department is delaying cases involving married same-sex couples in anticipation of the repeal of Defense of Marriage Act -- coming just after the President's decision to stop deporting young illegal immigrants -- makes "stalling while awaiting some other branch of the federal government" seem like the hot immigration policy strategy of the week.
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  • Romney says he will ?replace and supersede? Obama?s immigration plan
    Posted: 6/23/2012
    Mitt Romney criticized President Barack Obama's immigration plan on Thursday, saying that as president, he would "put in place my own long-term solution that will replace and supersede the president's temporary measure." While that plan is still vague, it does not involve a path to legalization for any of the country's estimated 11 million illegal immigrants except for people who enlist in the military, according to a release from the campaign.
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