After pressure from immigration advocates, he decided to honor a promise he had previously backtracked on. This is a positive development, but much more needs to be done.
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The president reneged on that promise last month. People weren't happy.
55 percent of Americans say they favor providing a "pathway to citizenship" for undocumented immigrants and 56 percent say that simplifying the process for legal immigration is the best way to reduce illegal immigration.
The new administration has done much good. But it has also broken key promises.
His explanation makes little sense.
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The country just gave almost 2 million Venezuelans a pathway to citizenship.
The United States will accept 125,000 refugees in the fiscal year that begins on October 1, up from the current record low level of 15,000 set by the Trump administration.
Obama was also no immigration hero.
Cruz not only dimmed America's status as a bastion of freedom for the world's oppressed people, but spat upon his own heritage as the son of a political refugee.
Giving Tuesday is an appropriate time for me to begin carrying out my pledge to donate 50% of the royalties generated by my book "Free to Move" to charities benefiting refugees.
A Simple Way for Biden to Begin to Mend Fences with Cuban-Americans—and Right an Injustice at the Same Time
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It would be smart foreign policy and beneficial to the U.S. economy.
China's growing crackdown on Hong Kong has inspired calls for the West to allow Hong Kongers to migrate here. They should indeed be allowed to do so - and the same right should be extended to other victims of Chinese government oppression.
They want to scrap the citizenship rights of Indian Muslims because America helped Soviet Jews and Christians.
The Trump Administration Wants To Deport an Iraqi Refugee for Being an Islamic State Terrorist. The Only Problem? He's Not.
Sending Omar Ameen back to Iraq will likely result in his execution, and the case against him doesn't make sense. The Trump administration is fighting to do it anyway.
The case for offering victims of our foreign policy a chance to get out and start over.
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His border lawlessness keeps growing
It will backfire bigly. The better border solution is more work visas for Central Americans
Trump's recent bigoted tweet is an opportunity to highlight the flaws of this oft-heard, but weak, argument.
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Kenya needs workers. Kenya has Somali refugees who want to work. If only the government would get out of the way.
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It should lift the travel ban and bring them with it
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The administration is trying to reinterpret a 2008 agreement with the Vietnamese government.
The church faced a dilemma: "choosing between respect for the government and protecting the rights of a child."
This common argument has multiple flaws - including implying that the ancestors of most Americans were wrong to immigrate here.
American policy created it.
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The Trump administration should take them in to make amends, not spurn them
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