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Obama immigration plan offers deportation relief for up to 5 million
Obama immigration plan offers deportation relief for up to 5 million

In a long-awaited decision on a major priority of his, President Obama offered reprieves from deportation Thursday to as many as 5 million immigrants in the United States illegally, a controversial, unilateral move that signaled a new phase of activism for the remainder of his presidency. Without a vote from Congress, Obama set in motion a government program that, starting next year, will begin to evaluate perhaps millions of applicants, determine their eligibility and enroll them in a program that permits them to work legally, collects their taxes and protects them from deportation. In the most consequential change to the administration’s policy on deportation, the program will...

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