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  • 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.

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

  • Tracking limitations in Obama's immigration reform   Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 8:18 PM ET
    Tracking limitations in Obama's immigration reform

    Alina Das, Associate Professor of Clinical Law and Co-Director, Immigrant Rights Clinic at New York University School of Law, says Thursday's announcement only provides "temporary reprieve" for immigrants.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- President Barack Obama on Thursday announced steps to address the "broken" U.S. immigration system, but urged Republican lawmakers to pass broader reforms to deal with millions of undocumented immigrants living in the country. "Today, our immigration system is broken, and everybody knows it," Obama said, announcing rules that will let millions...

  • Obama's immigration tweaks leave Big Tech wanting more Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 7:21 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, Nov 20- Silicon Valley expects President Barack Obama to make life a little easier for foreign workers, but tech industry representatives were disappointed that his immigration rule changes will not satisfy longstanding demands for more visas and faster green cards for high-skilled employees. The president's moves will make it...

  • UPDATE 3-Obama says his immigration plan is lawful Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 6:50 PM ET

    With 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, Obama's plan would let some 4.4 million who are parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents remain in the United States temporarily, without the threat of deportation. It will apply to those who have been in the United States for at last five years. An additional 270,000 people would be...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- President Barack Obama, in a speech set to air at 8 p.m., will tell Republican lawmakers angry about with what he called "commonsense" executive immigration actions that they should "pass a bill," according to excerpts released by the White House. "To those members of Congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better, or...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- President Barack Obama planned on Thursday to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million illegal immigrants, as leading Democrats lined up behind the U.S. leader in the face of Republican attacks. Obama dispatched his chief of staff, Denis McDonough, to Capitol Hill for lunch with Senate Democrats who grilled him on the politics and...

  • President Barack Obama plans to outline on Thursday will shift enforcement focus to deporting undocumented immigrants deemed risks to national security or public safety, but will aim to protect families, the White House said. The plan, laid out by senior White House officials in advance of Obama's 8 p.m. speech, will emphasize the need to deport terrorism...

  • But the directives will not remove the threat of deportation for many of the 11 million undocumented people in the United States. -Obama will issue a reprieve from deportation that would allow about 4.4 million undocumented parents who have lived in the United States for at least five years to remain in the country if their children are already U.S. citizens or...

  • Rep. Bachmann: America most generous country to immigrants

    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) discusses the issue of immigration reform in Washington, D.C., and does not agree with President Obama's handling of the issue. She says that as a nation, the U.S. loves immigrants.

  • Rep. Van Hollen: Supports Pres. Obama on immigration

    Discussing who should be responsible for immigration reform, with Rep. Chris Van Hollen, (D-Md.). He says the Senate bill is sitting in the House, awaiting a vote.

  • Obama knows GOP will react negatively: Pro   Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 PM ET
    Obama knows GOP will react negatively: Pro

    Discussing the disconnect in Washington, D.C. and President Obama's upcoming executive order on immigration, with David Wessel, The Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy; Dean Baker, The Center for Economic and Policy Research; and James Pethokoukis, The American Enterprise Institute.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- President Barack Obama on Thursday is poised to ease the threat of deportations for about 4.7 million illegal immigrants in a move that has enraged Republicans in the U.S. Congress even before he formally unveiled the sweeping program. Democratic Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois said he was informed that the program will apply to those...

  • Division in DC   Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 3:35 PM ET
    Division in DC

    President Obama is expected to speak on immigration Thursday night. How the GOP may react, with CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Immigration: Obama vs. GOP   Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 3:35 PM ET
    Immigration: Obama vs. GOP

    Discussing how President Obama's executive order on immigration will impact bipartisan efforts in Congress, with Sen. John Barrasso, (R-Wyo.).

  • Discovered new Iraq in US: Furman   Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 3:19 PM ET
    Discovered new Iraq in US: Furman

    Discussing Keystone pipeline job creation and the health of U.S. oil production, Jason Furman, Council of Economic Advisers chairman, says "we've added production equivalent to discovering a new Iraq here in the United States."