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Policy & Politics of Immigration Reform & What Lies Ahead in Washington

November 21, 2014
Obama announced his new immigration plan. Now what?
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Obama’s immigration plan has Republicans ready for funding fight

November 21, 2014
After President Obama’s address to the nation on immigration, the GOP is gearing up to push back against the plan, said Washington Post reporter Robert Costa in a conversation with Gwen Ifill. While Democrats were excited by the potential for connecting with Hispanic voters in 2016, Costa predicted that Republicans could retaliate by refusing to approve government funding, set to expire Dec. 11.
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Brooks and Dionne on Obama’s immigration plan and what’s next

November 21, 2014
President Obama addressed the nation Thursday night to announce his plan to change the nation's immigration system through executive action. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff get reaction from New York Times columnist David Brooks, who argues the president is tackling the problem in the wrong way, and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, who says there is nothing unconstitutional about these actions.
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Obama's Executive Action Isn't Outrageous. It's How Immigration Reform Gets Done.

November 21, 2014
Fawn Johnson | National Journal
The playbook is pretty simple: Parole some undocumented people. Wait for the furor to die down. Sign a law a few years later to legalize them permanently.
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Republicans confront own worst enemy on immigration

November 21, 2014
Robert Costa | The Washington Post
Just two weeks ago, Republicans handed President Obama a humiliating defeat at the polls, winning full control of Congress. But already, party leaders fear that the conservative uproar over the president’s immigration actions will doom any hopes for a stable period of GOP governance.
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House Republicans Sue Obama Administration Over Health Law

November 21, 2014
Ashley Parker | The New York Times
House Republicans filed a long-threatened lawsuit Friday against the Obama administration over unilateral actions on the health care law that they say are abuses of the president’s executive authority.
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Debating the implications of Obama acts on immigration

November 20, 2014
President Obama will give a prime-time address to announce his plan to shield up to 5 million immigrants from deportation, setting up a potential confrontation with the Republican-led Congress over immigration reform and executive authority. Gwen Ifill gets debate on the president’s action from Frank Sharry of America's Voice and Josh Blackman of the South Texas College of Law.
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Obama to shield 5 million from deportation

November 20, 2014
Carrie Budoff Brown, Seung Min Kim, Anna Palmer and Jennifer Epstein | Politico
The White House is in full-out sales pitch mode for President Barack Obama’s announcement Thursday that he will shield about 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation, circumventing Congress to provide the most sweeping changes to immigration policy in decades.
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