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  • Obama sabotaged immigration reform efforts: GOP Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Jose Cruz wears a U.S. flag during a demonstration in favor of immigration reform outside of the White House in Washington, D.C.

    South Carolina Republican Mick Mulvaney criticized Obama's executive actions on immigration, while New Jersey Democrat Bill Pascrell defended the White House.

  • Venture Capital's immigration request     Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    Discussing the technology industry's view of President Obama's new immigration plans, with Bobby Franklin National Venture Capital Association President & CEO.

  • Discussing the move in the markets after dovish comments by ECB's Draghi, with Art Cashin of UBS. Also, Cashin shares his view of President Obama's immigration plans.

  • CNBC's Rick Santelli speaks to "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd, about President Obama's immigration executive order.

  • House GOP sues administration over health care law Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    GOP lawmakers filed the lawsuit in federal district court in Washington the morning after Obama announced unilateral executive actions to expand protections for millions of immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally. One Republican official said party leaders are considering amending the suit to include Obama's actions on immigration, a change that would...

  • Boehner: Obama can't be trusted to enforce law Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 9:43 AM ET
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) speaks to the media during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol, November 6, 2014 in Washington, DC.

    House Speaker John Boehner said President Barack Obama's new executive actions on immigration "deliberately sabotage" bipartisan efforts.

  • I warned the president, says House Speaker John Boehner, commenting on President Obama's immigration plan.

  • White House: Immigration steps would boost wages Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama's moves on immigration would expand the labor force and increase worker productivity, according to a White House report Friday that estimates average wages would rise over a 10- year period. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, who says Obama's moves would lower wages and cost...

  • There's more than one border, says Rep. Bill Pascrell, (D-N.J.), debating President Obama's amnesty plan with Rep. Mick Mulvaney, (R-S.C.).

  • Immigration war erupts on Capitol Hill     Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 8:03 AM ET

    Rep. Mick Mulvaney, (R-S.C.), and Rep. Bill Pascrell,(D-N.J.), debate the President Obama's plan to offer amnesty to some illegal immigrants. This is not an executive order, this is new law, counters Mulvaney. The system is broken, says Pascrell.

  • Amnesty push riles GOP     Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    CNBC Contributors Jared Bernstein, and Sara Fagan, discuss President Obama's plan to take executive action on immigration. States are likely to sue the Obama administration, says Fagan. Congress isn't going to fix this, counters Bernstein.

  • Obama acts: What should immigrants do next? Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 6:53 AM ET
    President Barack Obama announces executive actions on U.S. immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House, November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama outlined a plan on Thursday to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants.

    Immigrants who may qualify for deportation protection should begin gathering documents that will help them prove eligibility. USA Today reports.

  • President Obama's immigration reform plan     Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 6:13 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood provides highlights of President Obama's plan to grant amnesty to certain immigrants and the rift between the GOP over the issue.

  • US immigration system must be rationalized     Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    Tony Fratto, managing director at Hamilton Place Strategies says that immigrants in the US are "important parts of our economy" and that the US needs to find a way to "rationalize that system".

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- Soon after President Barack Obama announced his immigration plans on Thursday evening, Democrats and Republicans who might be angling for his job in 2016 weighed in on an issue that is almost certain to be at the center of their campaigns. Hillary Clinton, who lost the Democratic nomination to Obama in 2008 and is expected to make a run to be the...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- President Barack Obama imposed the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation on Thursday, easing the threat of deportation for some 4.7 million undocumented immigrants and setting up a clash with Republicans who vow to fight his moves. In a White House speech, Obama rejected Republican arguments that his decision to bypass Congress...

  • GOP reacts furiously to Obama immigration plan Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 9:35 PM ET
    President Barack Obama announces executive actions on U.S. immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House, November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama outlined a plan on Thursday to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants.

    "That is not how American democracy works," House Speaker John Boehner said in a statement.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, Nov 20- President Barack Obama plans to make life a little easier for some foreign tech workers, but Silicon Valley representatives are disappointed that his immigration rule changes will not satisfy longstanding demands for more visas and faster green cards. The president's moves will make it easier for entrepreneurs to work in...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- Following is the full text of President Barack Obama's speech on Thursday on his plans for immigration, as prepared for delivery, according to a White House statement:. "My fellow Americans, tonight, I'd like to talk with you about immigration. For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a...

  • Obama: Immigration system broken, everybody knows Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 8:31 PM ET
    A group of legal and undocumented immigrants watch U.S. President Barack Obama speaking about the country's immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, on a screen in New Brunswick, New Jersey, November 20, 2014.

    Obama's executive actions will "hold nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants accountable" by offering them protection from deportation.