Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families."
Gov. Jay Inslee has challenged two Republican senators to "do more than just criticize and mischaracterize actions" being considered to reduce carbon pollution.
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The 77-year old comedian and wife Camille—she was present—were being interviewed on air Saturday about the many pieces of art that they are lending to the Smithsonian Museum when Simon, at the end, changed the subject:
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In a prime-time speech to the country on Thursday, Obama said he will defer the deportation of the parents of children who are either U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents and he will also expand that protection to more "DREAMERers," or children who entered the country illegally with their parents.
The city of Montgomery agreed to new polices to avoid jailing people who say they are too poor to pay traffic tickets.
And then there's the giant African land snail. It's a particularly slimy pest that Florida officials are determined to eradicate.
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1. What kind of relief is the president offering?
Obama's move lifts the threat of deportation — at least temporarily. But it does not provide the full path to citizenship as envisioned under a comprehensive immigration bill.
2. Who is eligible for relief?
There are two main groups:
- Parents of U.S.
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