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As Immigrants Mark Frustrating Year for Obama’s Executive Action, Cities and States Can Take Lead


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As Immigrants Mark Frustrating Year for Obama’s Executive Action, Cities and States Can Take Lead

Shena Elrington

As debate over the immigration of Syrian refugees to the United States intensifies, immigrants already living in the United States quietly marked the passing of a frustrating year since Obama announced an executive action on immigration that has been stymied by legal action.

A year ago, President Obama’s delivered an executive action on immigration offering relief against the constant threat of deportation and hope to nearly five million immigrant families. These hopes have been dashed by politically motivated legal challenges that have stalled the orders.