The battle over immigration

The Battle Over Immigration
A fight over immigration reform is taking shape in Washington.

(NBC News) Battle lines are being formed in Washington over immigration reform.

President Obama could unveil executive actions aimed at allowing millions to stay in the United States legally, without citizenship or Green Cards, this week.

It’s a move Republicans are warning against.

“The President is really at the cusp of basically throwing a grenade into the middle of the immigration debate if he moves forward on this executive action, which is not popular among American voters,” says Republican strategist Mercedes Schlapp.

But immigrants being able to apply for legal status was supported by 57% of voters in a national exit poll on Election Day, and Democrats want the president to act.

One Obama order could end that by stopping the deportation of undocumented parents if their children are citizens born in the United States.

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