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Obama moves on immigration reform despite Republicans’ disapproval

President Obama announced executive action Thursday that will protect up to 5 million immigrants from deportation. Immigrant rights groups praised the action, while regretting it did not go further. They credited grassroots efforts which kept the issue alive through years when Congress refused to act and the administration ramped up deportations, and called for continued […]

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Congress struggles with immigration reform, deportations reach record highs

*Updated on March 24 *The Gate isn’t using the last names of the family in this story to protect their confidentiality. When Karla first heard that undocumented students like her could apply for a work permit regardless of their immigration status, she was ecstatic. Karla is a junior at Juarez high school. She belongs to […]