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Obama's Expected Immigration Order: How Many Would Be Affected?

Millions of unauthorized immigrants could receive relief from deportation under an executive order that President Obama will announce as early as next week, according to news reports. The order is expected to affect immigrants who have already been living in the country for a long period of time and is aimed at families in which some members are U.S. citizens and others are not. Read more >

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A family outing, then a deadly Border Patrol shooting

It was a family barbecue in a park on the Rio Grande, a belated birthday party for Guillermo Arevalo Pedraza's wife, Nora, and their two daughters, Mariana and Priscila, ages 9 and 10.

Arevalo and his buddy, Josue Gonzalez, were lighting the coals and the girls were playing by the water's edge when they heard the deafening roar of a Border Patrol airboat.

They watched it turn in the fast current and pull beside a man in the river. An agitated crowd soon gathered on the Mexican shore and began shouting at the two agents to let him be. Read more >

Globalization and NAFTA Cause Migration from Mexico

When NAFTA was passed two decades ago, its boosters promised it would bring “First World” status for the Mexican people. Instead, it prompted a great migration north.

**This article appears in PRA’s Fall, 2014 issue of The Public Eye magazine, a special edition on neoliberalism and the Right** Read more >

Deportation Up in 2013; Border Sites Were Focus

The Obama administration carried out 438,421 deportations in 2013, a record number, bringing the total for Presiden Read more >

The US wants to help Central Americans - by letting fewer refugees in

On Tuesday, the Obama administration announced how many refugees will be allowed to enter the US from now until next September. Read more >

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Obama Approves Plan to Let Children in Central America Apply for Refugee Status

WASHINGTON — President Obama has approved a plan to allow several thousand young children from Central American countries to apply for refugee status in the United States, providing a legal path for some of them to join family members already living in America, White House officials said Tuesday. Read more >

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Obama Said to Weigh Delaying Action on Immigration

WASHINGTON — Under pressure from nervous Democratic Senate candidates in tight races, President Obama is rethinking the timing of his pledge to act on his own to reshape the nation’s immigration system by summer’s end, and could instead delay some or all of his most controversial proposals until after the midterm elections in November, according to people Read more >

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5 things Obama may do to change immigration system

(Aug. 27, 2014) After two years of failed attempts in Congress and months of internal deliberations, President Obama is likely to go it alone in the coming weeks and roll out a series of unilateral changes to the nation's immigration system. Read more >

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White House considers proposals to sharply increase legal immigration

The White House is considering proposals from business and immigrant rights groups that are pressing President Obama to provide hundreds of thousands of new green cards for high-tech workers and the relatives of U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Read more >

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America’s Continuing Border Crisis: The Real Story Behind the “Invasion” of the Children

[This article appeared at TomDispatch.com. Follow on Twitter @TomDispatch] Read more >

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