Top 10 of 2014 – Issue #2: President Obama Breaks Immigration Impasse with Sweeping Executive Action

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December 15, 2014
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December 15, 2014

After years of gridlock, increasing pressure from immigrant advocates, and several delays in 2014, President Obama announced sweeping executive actions to provide deportation relief to as many as 5.2 million unauthorized immigrants in the United States. The plan sparked a political firestorm among Republicans who vowed to use all tools at their disposal to block the actions, ensuring that immigration will continue to be a flashpoint for the remainder of the president’s term.

Source: Migration Policy Ins