Megan Bowers

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A Closer Look At Obama's Immigration Plan: What's In It, Who's Affected

The executive actions that President Obama announced Thursday are wide-reaching and complicated. Even the top-line numbers — such as how many people will be affected — are tough to pin down, because they are based on estimates of a population that Obama himself has said is living the shadows.<p>NPR's …

Immigrants anxiously await Obama's speech

<b>(CNN)</b> -- The parties activists organized to watch President Barack Obama's immigration speech were supposed to be festive affairs.<p>But Felipe Diosdado said he didn't feel much like smiling Thursday night, even though Obama's new plan will give him a chance to avoid deportation and find a better …

Immigration overhaul bill passes the Senate

June 27, 2013|By Lisa Mascaro and Brian Bennett<p>WASHINGTON – The Senate approved a sweeping immigration overhaul Thursday in a strong bipartisan vote after an afternoon of emotional speeches as senators told personal stories of family journeys to the United States while visitors filled the galleries …

Obama to give legal status to almost five million undocumented immigrants

<i>This post is in partnership with Time. The article below was originally published at Time.com</i><p>By Zeke J. Miller, TIME<p>President Barack Obama announced …

Obama's immigration move is a win

Obama: We'll deport felons, not families<p><b>STORY HIGHLIGHTS</b><p>President grants 5 million undocumented immigrants relief from deportation<br>• Maria Cardona: President's executive order will help America in three keys ways<br>• Presidents Reagan, Bush I, Clinton and Bush II have also helped undocumented<br>• Cardona: …

Obama: 'We are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once too'

Barack Obama used a heartfelt televised address to the nation on Thursday to explain his decision to enact sweeping immigration reforms that will shield from deportation almost five million people currently living in the country illegally.<p>In an emotional broadcast from the White House, the …