Obama and Cruz Clash on Immigration

President Obama and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz made seemingly conflicting statements about public opinion on the president’s plan to address immigration issues in the U.S.

Obama claimed that “most Americans support the types of reforms I’ve talked about tonight,” in a Nov. 20 address to the nation. Cruz, meanwhile, claimed that “this last election was a referendum on amnesty” and that voters had sent a clear message opposing it.

5 things to know about President Obama's immigration action

Last night, President Obama outlined a series of executive actions that take meaningful, humane, and sensible steps to reform our nation’s broken immigration system.

Republicans have, predictably, come out swinging. Over the next few weeks, you’re very likely going to hear some misinformation and faulty assumptions.

We all need to be armed with correct information right now. So here are 5 things to know—and to pass along—about President Obama’s immigration action.

5 things to know about President Obama's immigration action

Last night, President Obama outlined a series of executive actions that take meaningful, humane, and sensible steps to reform our nation’s broken immigration system.

Republicans have, predictably, come out swinging. Over the next few weeks, you’re very likely going to hear some misinformation and faulty assumptions.

We all need to be armed with correct information right now. So here are 5 things to know—and to pass along—about President Obama’s immigration action.

The ACA-Gruber Connection

President Obama and Rep. Nancy Pelosi downplayed the contribution of MIT economist Jonathan Gruber to the Affordable Care Act, after controversial comments by Gruber came to light, while Republicans exaggerated his role. We find both sides are stretching the facts.

ACLU Comment on President Obama’s Immigration Executive Actions Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2014
Contact: Andrea Alford, (202) 548-6616, aalford@aclu.org

WASHINGTON – Tonight, President Obama will announce a package of executive actions that could temporarily shield more than 4 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.

Below are preliminary thoughts from ACLU Executive Director Anthony D. Romero:

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