Immigration

What Obama's Immigration Lawsuit Is Really About

It's a fight over whether Americans get a say in federal policy.

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When a federal court of appeals struck down a key part of President Barack Obama's immigration reform last week, it wasn't just a blow to the administration's goal of assuring the parents of U.S. citizens that neither they nor their children will be deported. It was a challenge to the way federal agencies operate -- one that could change how future administrations make policy.

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