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Obama prepares to act on immigration
Obama prepares to act on immigration

Thousands of immigrants in Maryland who are living in the country illegally could be shielded from deportation under an executive order President Barack Obama is set to unveil Thursday, an effort that has drawn sharp condemnation from congressional Republicans. Nationwide, the measure could affect as many as 5 million people, including those who are the parents of U.S. citizens. The exact number will vary depending on last-minute adjustments to the plan, which was described by an administration official and two outside advocates briefed on deliberations. "If that happens, it will mean a better future for us," said Yesenia Mejia, a Baltimore resident who came to the country...