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The lost by democrats during the mid-term elections has not stopped President Obama from moving forward with his Obama immigration agenda.  On Thursday, November 13, 2014, President Obama announced that he will soon unveil his plan for executive action that will overhaul the nation’s immigration enforcement system and protect up to five (5) million undocumented immigrants from the threat of deportation and provide them with work permits.

A key component of his executive action plan will be to refocus the activities of the government’s 12,000 immigration and custom enforcement agents (who oversee deportation).  President Obama’s executive action plan will allow many parents of children who are U.S. citizens or legal residents to also obtain work permits and eliminate their fear of being discovered and removed/deported from the United States.

President Obama’s timing is well planned as Congress is in a lame-duck session (portion of a regular congressional session that falls after an election and before elected successors term begins).  Republicans will not be happy with President Obama using his executive power and will surely claim his action is unconstitutional; however, President Obama is not changing the immigration laws on his own.  Rather, he is granting a temporary benefit to immigrants through executive action – a power he possess as President of the United States and documented in the U.S. Constitution.

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