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In a speech tonight that will be broadcast by many television stations, President Obama will announce a new program that will shield up to five million undocumented immigrants from deportation, according to an article in today’s New York Times. The newspaper reports that:
However, as the New York Times report has appeared before the official announcement, it should be viewed with caution. The president’s speech tonight will provide a more definitive picture of the program.
Republican politicians have denounced the President for creating the program without Congressional approval, saying that he has vastly exceeded the authority given to him by law. However, the action does appear to be legal. A Spanish language explanation of the legal justification for the President’s acts can be found in an article in yesterday’s issue of Hoy (Los Angeles edition). An article on the Washington Post’s website also explains the legal concepts behind the executive action.