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What Pres. Obama’s Immigration Action Will Mean for Houstonians

After six years of stalled discussion and debate with Congressional Republicans over U.S. immigration policy, President Obama addressed the nation last night and shared his decision to defer the deportation of more than four million immigrants who entered the country illegally. The president characterizes the move as accountability, not amnesty. Congressional Republicans call it an executive overreach, […]

After six years of stalled discussion and debate with Congressional Republicans over U.S. immigration policy, President Obama addressed the nation last night and shared his decision to defer the deportation of more than four million immigrants who entered the country illegally. The president characterizes the move as accountability, not amnesty. Congressional Republicans call it an executive overreach, and are threatening to halt appointments and legislation in retaliation.

We consider what the president’s action means for folks here in Houston and across Texas. We hear from Elsa Caballero of SEIU Texas, and then talk with Professor Geoffrey Hoffman, director of the UH Law Center’s Immigration Clinic.

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