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Obama could stop deportations, DODT discharges

While it’s true that comprehensive immigration reform will now require Republican votes, Representative Luis Guiterrez says that President Obama could “stop deportation and the destruction of our families” with an executive order, Media Consortium reports.

So far the Obama administration has stepped up efforts to deport immigrants under draconian laws, but over-reliance on local law enforcement has led immigration courts to reject an increasing number of deportation cases, according to the report.

Meanwhile Achy Obejas reports the suggestion of Joe Manchin, West Virginia’s new senator – especially interesting coming from the only Democrat to oppose repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.

Said Manchin: “Some believe that President Obama, as Commander-in-Chief, if he so chooses, has the authority to suspend discharges under DADT, if he deems it a matter of national security. If this is correct, and the President was to make such an order, while I may disagree with it, I would respect his authority as President to do so.”

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