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    Obama: ‘You can come out of the shadows’
    By Jim Acosta, CNN Senior White House Correspondent and Stephen Collinson
    updated 8:25 PM EST, Thu November 20, 2014

    Washington (CNN) — President Barack Obama is ordering the most sweeping overhaul of the immigration system in decades, despite Republican claims he is overstepping his power by unilaterally moving to shield five million undocumented immigrants and prioritizing the deportation of “felons, not families.”

    READ MORE: http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/20/politics/obama-immigration-speech/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

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    Press Release:
    Columbus Faith Leaders Voice Support for Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

    Columbus, OH – Tonight, a diverse group of Columbus-area religious leaders voiced their support for President Obama’s announcement of executive action to address our broken immigration system. While executive action is no substitute for long-overdue legislation, the president’s action will help to strengthen families and begin to solve this moral crisis.

    The following quotes from Columbus clergy are in response to the president’s announcement:

    Rev. Tim Ahrens, Senior Minister at First Congregational Church:

    “We are a nation of immigrants. With God guiding their steps, our forbearers came to these shores. Now is the time for all generations of immigrant people to welcome the newest Americans. With open arms, let us take them in. Just in time for Thanksgiving, welcome home to America the beautiful.”

    Cantor Jack Chomsky, Cantor at Congregation Tifereth Israel:

    “Immigration has played a pivotal role in the lives of the Jewish people in the United States, and we are grateful for the opportunities that immigration has provided Jewish immigrants for hundreds of years. We are keenly aware of the tragedy that befell Jews when the gates of immigration swung mostly closed and Jews were not welcome during their time of great need. I am hopeful that the president will at last set us on the right course with actions that he announces and begins tonight.”

    Rev. F. Allan Debelak, Pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church:

    “As the president announces actions that will allow our nation to continue to welcome immigrants into our country as we have for generations, we will continue to reap the innumerable blessings that come from being a country of diversity. People are always anxious when faced with change, but with this change comes the opportunity for growth.”

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    2 Key Questions in this debate:

    1> What would the United States be without immigration?

    2> Was this country truly settled through “Legal Immigration?”

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    Its about time someone tackled the labor shortage crisis and the skyrocketing wages of late.

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    Obama Goes It Alone, Shielding Up To 5 Million Immigrants From Deportation
    November 20, 2014 6:00 PM ET

    After six years of often bitter back-and-forth with congressional Republicans over the issue of immigration, President Obama announced he has decided to go it alone by temporarily shielding up to 5 million immigrants from being deported.

    READ MORE: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/11/20/365519963/obama-will-announce-relief-for-up-to-5-million-immigrants

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    At a gala for the New York Historical Society, which honored Clinton with its “History Maker” award, the former secretary of state called Obama’s order “historic.”

    “We should all remember … that this is about peoples’ lives. This is about, I would venture to guess, the people who served us tonight, who prepared our food tonight.”

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    More Mexicans leave than enter USA in historic shift
    Alan Gomez, USA TODAY 2:52 p.m. EST November 19, 2015

    For the first time in more than four decades, more Mexican immigrants are returning to their home country than coming to the United States, according to a report released Thursday. From 2009 to 2014, an estimated 870,000 Mexicans came to the United States while 1 million returned home, a net loss for the United States of 130,000, according to the report from the Pew Research Center. That historic shift comes at a time when immigration has become a contentious focal point in the 2016 presidential race, as Republicans and Democrats argue over how best to modernize the nation’s immigration system.

    READ MORE: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2015/11/19/mexicans-returning-home-migration-shift-united-states/76013230/

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