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“For Decades, I Have Cringed Whenever Someone Called Me ‘Illegal’”

| Jose Antonio Vargas

Here’s a fact: The policy changes Obama announced during his prime-time address Thursday night do not constitute “amnesty” (or, as the Republican National Committee calls it, “illegal executive amnesty”). By their very nature, Obama’s executive actions are temporary—not a substitute for congressional action, and nowhere near as comprehensive. Not every undocumented person is covered. [...]

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