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Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants to halt President Barack Obama’s immigration program.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants to halt President Barack Obama’s immigration program. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
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Judge hears Arizona sheriff’s challenge to Obama immigration order

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge seems skeptical of a lawsuit that seeks to halt President Barack Obama's immigration plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.

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Activists Hold Vigil In Support Of Immigrant Children At White House
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Poll: Majority of NJ supports immigration order

A majority of New Jerseyans support President Barack Obama's executive order banning deportation of illegal aliens, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton poll released on Dec. 17.

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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifies before a House Homeland Security Committee Tuesday.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifies before a House Homeland Security Committee Tuesday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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House Republicans plan to undo Obama immigration actions

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican-led House will vote this week to undo President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner told lawmakers Tuesday as he sought to give outraged conservatives an outlet to vent over Obama's move without shutting down the government.

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President Barack Obama addresses community leaders in Chicago Tuesday about the executive actions he is taking on immigration. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
President Barack Obama addresses community leaders in Chicago Tuesday about the executive actions he is taking on immigration. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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Businesses wanted Obama to go further on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration left out some of the business community's top priorities, disappointing business leaders who might have stepped up to defend his policies in the face of Republican attacks.

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Gov. Chris Christie
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Christie mum on Obama’s immigration executive order

As Republicans square off with President Barack Obama over immigration reform, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has remained largely silent on the issue.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) and GOP Senate colleagues, on Capitol Hill Thursday night. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) and GOP Senate colleagues, on Capitol Hill Thursday night. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Stymied? Republicans seek immigration response

WASHINGTON (AP) -- United against President Barack Obama but uncertain how to stop him, outraged Republicans struggled for a response on immigration Friday that would check the president without veering into talk of impeachment or a government shutdown. Their remedy was far from clear.

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House Speaker John Boehner arrives for press conference on President Obama's plan to shield 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House Speaker John Boehner arrives for press conference on President Obama's plan to shield 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Boehner: ‘We will not stand idle’ on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker John Boehner declared Friday that President Barack Obama was "damaging the presidency" with his unilateral action on immigration. He said the Republican-run House will not stand by, but gave no hint of what the response would be.

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From left, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., pause during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
From left, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., pause during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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What was the reaction to Obama’s immigration announcement?

Here is a sampling of reaction to the President Obama's immigration plan:

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President Barack Obama announces executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address Thursday.  (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)
President Barack Obama announces executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address Thursday. (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)
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Key elements of Obama’s actions on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system could shield nearly 5 million people here illegally from deportation, without going through Congress. A look at the key executive measures Obama announced Thursday:

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The White House is seen at dusk in Washington
The White House is seen at dusk in Washington (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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Text of President Obama’s immigration address

Text of President Barack Obama's immigration address Thursday night, as provided by the White House:

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