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Astrid Silva: Thank you, Mr. President
GUEST COLUMN: I didn't actually hear President Obama when he first said my name. And then he started to tell my story. Mine is a story similar to millions of other immigrants. It's the story of a four-year old little girl traveling with her family on a tire raft from Mexico, chasing the hope of a better life in America.

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Democrats bet on diversity
POLITICO: With Barack Obama’s sweeping move to reorder the nation’s immigration system through the stroke of the presidential pen, Democrats say the White House is making a dramatic and likely irreversible bet that the ultra-diverse Obama coalition will sustain the party through 2016 and beyond.

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Danny King to give keynote address at Senate Hispanic Caucus Summit
PUBLIC ED: Dr. Daniel P. King, superintendent of PSJA ISD, will give the keynote speech at the Senate Hispanic Caucus Summit in Weslaco on Saturday. State senators in the Hispanic caucus are big supporters of Dr. King and what he has done in turning around one of the worst performing school districts in the state into one of the best.

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Gutiérrez: Obama puts a human face on immigration issue
POLITICS: U.S. Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, who has led the fight for comprehensive immigration reform in the United States, has welcomed President Obama’s executive action. Under the order, around five million undocumented immigrants will be able to apply for work permits and be shielded from deportation under the action. Tens of thousands of South Texas border residents will be covered by the action.

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Obama, daring Congress, acts to overhaul immigration
NEW YORK TIMES: President Obama chose confrontation over conciliation on Thursday as he asserted the powers of the Oval Office to reshape the nation’s immigration system and all but dared members of next year’s Republican-controlled Congress to reverse his actions on behalf of millions of immigrants. In a 15-minute address from the East Room of the White House that sought to appeal to a nation’s compassion, Mr. Obama told Americans that deporting millions is “not who we are” and cited Scripture, saying, “We shall not oppress a stranger for we know the heart of a stranger — we were strangers once, too.”

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