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Obama to press ahead on deportation relief as Congress tries to avoid Homeland Security shutdown
Obama to press ahead on deportation relief as Congress tries to avoid Homeland Security shutdown

Senate leaders moved toward a deal Wednesday to avoid a shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, sidestepping a fight over immigration policy, as President Obama declared his administration would curtail deportations of immigrants in the country illegally despite losing a court fight on the issue this month. Money for the Homeland Security Department has been tied up for weeks as congressional conservatives sought to block the department's budget unless Democrats agreed to a measure repealing Obama's executive actions on deportation. Funds for the department, which oversees immigration and border security, among other duties, will run out Friday night unless lawmakers act....

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