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MAY 19, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Immigrants Still Waiting On Deportation Relief, 6 Months After Policies Announced

NEW YORK -- For Yorelis Vidal, a Dominican-born immigrant rights organizer with Make the Road New York, Tuesday was supposed to be a happy day. The furthest-reaching element of President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, announced in November, was slated to go into effect. The Deferred Action for Parents of Americans program, or DAPA, would grant work authorization and ...

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MAY 19, 2015 - Washington Times

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Activists, immigrants speak out for deportation relief

DENVER (AP) - Activists, politicians and immigrants in Denver are calling on elected leaders to support President Barack Obama's stalled deportation relief effort. A news conference in Denver on Tuesday was among several organized nationwide to press elected leaders to support Obama and adopt broader immigration reforms. Tuesday would have ...

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MAY 15, 2015 - Washington Times

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Republicans slam Obama for downplaying 'low-tech' Iran threat

Leading Republicans are slamming President Obama for seemingly downplaying the "low-tech" threat posed by Iran and brushing off international fears that Tehran could use money from economic sanctions relief to fuel more chaos in the Middle East. At a press conference Thursday at Camp David, the president suggested it's unlikely ...

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MAY 15, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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House GOP strips immigration language from defense bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — House conservatives on Thursday voted down a nonbinding provision aimed at helping young immigrants without permanent legal status enlist in the military, angering some fellow Republicans and handing Democrats a political issue heading into an election year. Democrats wasted no time in jumping on an issue that could help them mobilize Latino voters heading into a presidential ...

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MAY 15, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Immigration Hardliners Prevail In Fight Over Dreamers And The Military

WASHINGTON -- Asking the Department of Defense to consider allowing young undocumented immigrants to enlist proved a bridge too far Thursday in the Republican-led House of Representatives. Members voted 221 to 202 to strip a measure from the National Defense Authorization Act that asks the secretary of defense to review policies on whether certain undocumented young people, often called Dreamers, ...

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