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by Marjorie Cohn
July 23, 2012
The issue of immigration has been tossed about like a political football for some time. Democrats argue that migrants who have spent many years in the United States should be permitted to apply for lawful status. Republicans criticize these proposals as “amnesty.” But Congress has been unable to agree on comprehensive immigration reform.
Three and a half years into his term, President Obama announced on June 15 a policy to halt deportationsfor many undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children. They must be under age 30, …