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Obama's immigration plan offends legal immigrants
Obama's immigration plan offends legal immigrants

On March 17, 2014, in response to my letter addressed to the White House about my immigration case, President Barack Obama wrote back in an email message: "America's immigration system is badly broken, and I know many people are hurting because of it." Because I am among more than 5 million legal immigrants in pending status, any decision the federal government — either the White House or Congress — makes on immigration will have a likely consequence on my status in the U.S. In 2011, with a few thousand dollars in my pocket, I arrived in this country seeking shelter from persecution and corruption that forced me to leave my home in the Republic of Azerbaijan. I...

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