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Obama says he will overhaul immigration without Congress' help
Obama says he will overhaul immigration without Congress' help

President Obama, saying he’s convinced that House Republicans will not take action to reform immigration laws this year, vowed Monday to use his executive authority to “fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress.” Obama set an end-of-summer deadline for officials to give him options for changes he can implement on his own and promised he would “adopt those recommendations without further delay.” Democratic lawmakers and advocates who have pushed for executive action to reduce the number of immigrants being deported say they expect that Obama will extend temporary legal status to a significant number of the people who would have qualified under the reform...

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