Obama defends moves on immigration

President Barack Obama urged Congress to bring the immigration bill up for a vote while at a Las Vegas high school earlier this week.


The president shrugged off GOP criticism in a Sunday interview, saying it was important to focus deportation efforts on criminals.

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Lepore, whose world spans both business and Beacon Hill, would be responsible for managing state coffers.

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Chafee asked to update R.I. immigrant policy

The ACLU made the request in light of President Obama’s action to defer deportation for millions in the country illegally.

Obama pitches immigration steps in his hometown

President Obama said contributions by a broad patchwork of immigrants help justify the steps he took to protect workers illegally in the country.

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