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Watch Obama's Phone for Immigration Move

Aug. 26, 2014

Barack Obama gave Congress until the end of summer to act on immigration reform. It’s now the end of August and he has returned from vacation. The Hill reports the president has one week in Washington before he departs on an overseas trip to Estonia and Wales. Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL), who represents Obama’s hometown of Chicago, said he is expecting Obama to move soon on immigration. “We have to get prepared as a city and prepare a model for the nation,” Gutiérrez said. “Because when five million people are allowed the opportunity to come out from under the shadows and into the light of day and get legalized, it’s going to take a lot of work and a lot of capacity of our community.” Obama will meet with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus soon, though it might not happen until Congress returns from recess. After all, for a massive move affecting five million people, Obama will need more than his pen. More…

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