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Immigration reform: The when is now and it's long overdue
Immigration reform: The when is now and it's long overdue

Fresh off a victory in which they took control of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, the GOP suddenly finds itself in a jam. The story of the moment is no longer President Obama's healthcare program, which Republicans have promised to blow up on the way to the presidency in 2016. It's Obama's immigration reform plan, which he delivered Thursday night in a short speech, laying out the terms by which 5 million or so immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally will have temporary legal protection. "We are in great shape," Eliseo Medina, an immigration reform activist for many years, said to me in an email. "People now have proof positive...

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