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Obama's Immigration Order: A Vote for American Exceptionalism

Giving undocumented residents legal status fosters the dream of upward mobility.

The Poison-the-Well Myth, and How Politics Really Works

There are certainly some serious critiques of President Obama’s new immigration policy. It could encourage more illegal immigration in the long run. It may be another step toward an imperial presidency, detached from Congress. It definitely could have been executed less cynically, given that Mr.

Workers in Silicon Valley Weigh In on Obama’s Immigration Action

SAN FRANCISCO — Silicon Valley’s constant stream of new apps and services depends on hundreds of thousands of foreign-born engineers to help create them.

How Obama got here

Nine months ago, the new Homeland Security secretary, Jeh Johnson, received a request from the White House.

The border is not the problem

BARACK OBAMA gives a good speech: that much is clear. For your British correspondent, inured to the lazy xenophobic rhetoric of his country’s politicians, it is hard not to be uplifted by the president’s appeal to Americans to accept immigrants as equals.

5 immigration myths debunked

President Obama is taking executive action to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. His plan has been a tough sell to the American people, especially with the new Republican-controlled Congress.

Suffer Little Children

The Tenement Museum, on the Lower East Side, is one of my favorite places in New York City.

Undocumented Immigrants Aren’t Who You Think They Are

In a prime-time address on Thursday, President Obama laid out his plan to grant work permits to millions of unauthorized immigrants, as part of a broader overhaul of immigration enforcement.

Obama’s huge new immigration plan, explained

President Obama will protect about 4.3 million unauthorized immigrants, including 4 million parents of legal residents, from deportation via a new "deferred action" program. The White House believes that nearly 5 million unauthorized immigrants will be protected in total, thanks to other reforms.

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