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June 15th, 2012
01:15 PM ET

Obama administration to stop deporting some young illegal immigrants

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By Tom Cohen, CNN

Washington (CNN) - In an election-year policy change, the Obama administration said Friday it will stop deporting young illegal immigrants who entered the United States as children if they meet certain requirements.

The shift on the politically volatile issue of immigration policy prompted immediate praise from Latino leaders who have criticized Congress and the White House for inaction, while Republicans reacted with outrage that the move amounts to amnesty - a negative buzz word among conservatives.

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  1. Yvonne

    Accolades for President Obama.It is politics and the right move to make. If the Republicans had thought of it first, they would have done something similiar. Good for you President Obama.

    June 15, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Pete

    If republicans don't shoot this down this will most certainly lock up the Hispanic and other immigrents votes for Pres.Obama,no matter who Romney gets for VP.If republicans do filibuster or just plain strike it down on the senate floor or congress if it gets that far,will see how these immigrents that can vote will use this to unseat these rightwing hypocrites at all costs,that we be the immigrents main objective..So be carefull republicans, when you feed the animals,you too could be their next meal if you slip,you've already done it with women, children and seniors,who's next ya idiots,minorities you've done that too,just too much to remember,republicans screwup daily,what's new!!

    June 15, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |