Is Immigration Obama's Last Big Thing?

Obama's decision to use his sole power to reset the legal status and reshape the fortunes of about 5 million people is likely to stand as the last major piece of his domestic political legacy.
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“Passions may fly on immigration,” candidate Barack Obama said when he accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for president in August 2008. “But I don't know anyone who benefits when a mother is separated from her infant child or an employer undercuts American wages by hiring illegal workers.”

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