Obama vows ‘aggressive’ defense on immigration

Obama vows ‘aggressive’ defense on immigration
News from The Hill:

President Obama vowed Wednesday to pull no punches in defense of his recent executive actions shielding millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation.

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Participating in a town hall-style immigration forum in Miami, the president said a recent ruling against his new immigration policies by a federal judge in Texas was wrongly decided and promised to use all his legal options to ensure the new programs are ultimately adopted.

“This is just one federal judge. We have appealed it very aggressively. We’re going to be as aggressive as we can,” Obama said during the event at Florida International University, hosted by MSNBC and Telemundo, the Spanish-language media giant.

“I’m using all of the legal power vested in me in order to solve this problem.”

Expressing confidence that the courts will ultimately side in his favor, Obama urged potential applicants to continue gathering the required paperwork in preparation for that day.

“You should be making sure that you’ve got the documents, so that when we have cleared out all the legal problems and the application process is ready to go, that you’re ready to go,” he said.

Obama took some tough questions from immigrants who said they had family members facing deportation even under the more lenient enforcement policies the president has adop…………… continues on The Hill

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Which Republican has the most to prove at CPAC 2015?
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The 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) kicks off in Maryland Thursday, and a number of potential Republican presidential candidates are descending on the three-day event to woo the people whose votes they might need next year.

First held in 1973, CPAC has emerged as a marquee annual event for the American right wing: an opportunity for leading lights and rising stars to consult with one another and appraise the political figures who could stake a claim to their allegiance. The organizers bill the event as the “nation’s largest gathering of conservatives.”

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