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Thousands in Arkansas helped by Obama immigration plan

Posted By on Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 6:17 AM

click to enlarge REAL PEOPLE: Thousands in Arkansas affected by Obama plan. - DEBORAH SMITH/ARKANSAS NEWS SERVICE
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  • REAL PEOPLE: Thousands in Arkansas affected by Obama plan.

President Obama's plan to slow deportation and detention of unauthorized immigrants, particularly for those with children born in the U.S., prompted the expected outcry from Republicans.

Advocates for immigrants note that the plans could touch as many as 55,000 people in Arkansas, according to Pew studies. These are people working here now, paying taxes, sending children to school. Some stability to families will come with work permits. It is not a path to citizenship. It is not amnesty. It is not a broader use of executive power than other presidents, notably some Republicans have used. Now back to the regular Republican anti-Obama programming.

Speaking of facts: Here's the White House's detailed explanation of the action announced last night.

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