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Complete Details of Obama Executive Order Now Available

November 20, 2014
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For the latest on the Executive Order join NY Immigrant Action on Facebook We have just seen an advanced explanation of the new Executive Order that President Obama will be issuing tonight at 8PM. Here it is: EMBARGOED UNTIL 6:00PM November 20th 2014 5 Things to know about how President Obama’s Actions Impacts Undocumented...
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Details of Obama Immigration Order Leaked

November 20, 2014
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The Washington Post has published a summary of the Executive Order Obama will announce tonight. Here it is: The Post’s David Nakamura and Pamela Constable reported Thurdsay that the executive action would have two key components: It would offer a legal reprieve to the undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents who’ve resided...
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Coalition and Partners are “Ready for Relief,” Announce Preparation Plans and Will Combat Fraud

November 19, 2014
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(NYIC)With President Obama set to make an announcement on administrative relief this week, the New York Immigration Coalition and its partners came together at a press conference today to announce preparation plans and discuss the critical need to monitor any rise in immigration fraud during this time. The Coalition was joined by Manhattan and...
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President Obama to Announce Executive Action Thursday Night

November 19, 2014
President Obama to Announce Executive Action Thursday Night

In a major speech, President Obama will announce his Executive Order on immigration Thursday night at 8PM. The president is expected to expand the DACA program for DREAMers who arrived after its current June 15, 2007 cut-off date and to offer protection to the undocumented parents of United States citizens. He is also expected...
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Republicans Plot Strategy to Keep Immigrants Undocumented

November 19, 2014
Republicans Plot Strategy to Keep Immigrants Undocumented

Republicans met for two days this week to plan their strategy to try to prevent President Obama from implementing an Executive Order on immigration. They will not try to shut down the government again, but they are likely to try to prevent funds from being spent to implement the new program. According to the...
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Why Obama Should Issue Order Next Week

November 15, 2014
Why Obama Should Issue Order Next Week

President Obama will act soon to halt the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants. Instead of waiting until December, he should make his move before Thanksgiving because: 1. The recommended actions from Homeland Security are all on his desk now. 2. The Democrats have already lost the Senate. Immigration reform will not tip the...
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Republicans Threaten to Shut Down Government to Stop Executive Action

November 13, 2014
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Republican House Speaker John Boehner Has vowed to do everything in his power to stop President Obama from legalizing millions of undocumented immigrants through an Executive Order. He told reporters that “We’re going to fight the president tooth and nail if he continues down this path.” 59 House Republicans have signed a letter threatening...
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To Win Latino Votes Dems Must Go Big on Immigration Exec Order

November 10, 2014
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Gary Segura is a Stamford political scientist and the founder of the polling firm Latino Decisions. Here is his analysis of how running away from immigration reform hurt the Democrats last week in the elections: The president and his advisers bet against Latinos in this last election — and they lost. Whatever the claims...
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Republicans Demand Obama Not Issue Immigration Order

November 6, 2014
Republicans Demand Obama Not Issue Immigration Order

Both Speaker John Boehner and future Senate leader Mitch McConnell told President Obama today that the Republican Party will try to block an executive order providing temporary legal protections to undocumented immigrants. “When you play with matches, you take the risk of burning yourself, and he’s going to burn himself if he continues to...
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Vote Today for Immigrant Power

November 4, 2014
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It is Election Day today. All supporters of immigrants’ rights should vote. We need a big turnout to show our elected officials that they must be accountable to our immigrant communities. Find your polling location in New York City or anywhere in New York and make a plan to exercise your right to vote...
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