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Saturday, September 06, 2014

As Obama weighs moves on immigration, issue is splintering Democrats

The last part of an article from The Washington Post reads:

Before departing the NATO conference in Wales on Friday, Obama was asked during a news conference when he might take action on immigration.

“My intentions is that in the absence of action by Congress, I’m going to do what I can do within the legal constraints of my office, because it’s the right thing to do for the country,” Obama said.

If Congress doesn’t act, Obama said he will seek to bolster border security and lay out plans for illegal immigrants to obtain legal status so that they will “be able to not look over their shoulder but be legal since they’ve been living here for quite some time.”

That is the first time Obama has suggested he might be seeking to grant at least temporary legal standing to millions of undocumented immigrants. Such protection likely would be granted to the parents of hundreds of thousands of children — generally referred to as “dreamers” — who were granted temporary legal standing in 2012. The possibility of extending the legal protections to adults has been suggested by advocates and administration officials for several months.

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