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Republicans Try to Hamstring Obama on Immigration

By Greg Sargent, Washington Post - July 19, 2014

On the surface, the partisan skirmishing over minors crossing the border seems like pretty straightforward political maneuvering, with Republicans trying to saddle Dems with blame for the debacle, and Dems blasting Republicans for heartlessness towards the plight of children fleeing horrible conditions at home. But what’s really going on here is that both sides are trying to gain advantage in a future battle that will unfold after this crisis recedes: The war over Obama’s decision over how far to go in unilaterally easing deportations.

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