Obama on the Issues: From Abortion to War

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  • Barack Obama on Guns
  • Barack Obama on Health Care
  • Barack Obama on Immigration
  • President Obama on Social Security
  • President Obama on Taxes
  • Barack Obama on Terrorism
  • President Obama on War
  • Where Obama Stands on the Issues
  • President Obama on Abortion and Birth Control
  • President Obama on the Economy
  • President Obama on the Federal Debt
  • Barack Obama on Education
  • Barack Obama on Energy and Environment
  • President Obama on Foreign Policy
  • Barack Obama on Marriage Equality

Immigration

Issued directive in June that immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children be exempted from deportation and granted work permits if they apply, a step that could benefit 800,000 to 1.4 million. Took the step after failing to deliver on a promised immigration overhaul, with the defeat of legislation that would have created a path to citizenship for young illegal immigrants enrolled in college or enlisted in the armed forces.

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