White House receives political cover on immigration from religious groups
June 15th, 2012
05:03 PM ET
3 years ago

White House receives political cover on immigration from religious groups

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama is receiving political cover for his decision to stop deporting some young illegal immigrants from two big groups with whom his relations have been rocky: evangelical Christians and Catholics.

"We do give credit where credit is due," said Kevin Appleby, director of Migration and Public Affairs for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, on Friday, when Obama made his announcement.

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  1. kuldip angrish

    live in over 10 yr any human women or man any country from live in USA, good man or women Have big supposed i totally agree, obama really do good job this ins./big lows in usa.................?

    June 16, 2012 03:10 am at 3:10 am |
  2. nicholas

    Obama understands the reality immigrants face and especially when for over ten years most of these ive known us as their only country lest face reality and acknoledge that we be guided by love in dealing with immigration issues

    June 16, 2012 06:50 am at 6:50 am |
  3. GI Joe

    How can a child under 4 or 5 decide to do something illegal? Why should they be punished for something their parents did? I'd sure hate to be punished for my dad being the "town drunk" when I was in grade school.

    ThInk

    June 16, 2012 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  4. Sue

    Obama pulled the rug from under the Republicans due to giving millions of illegals amnesty? Just wait until you see the polls in the next few weeks!!! No matter how much the liberal media tries to sway opinion/votes regarding illegals--the majority, including the majority of Independents--do NOT want illegals given any form of amnesty!! And, just wait until the millions of unemployed and the middle class--are made aware that Obama has now given the millions of illegals the opportunity to take US jobs!! There are now even going to be millions of Democrats--even union members--who are going to turn against Obama regarding this issue alone!! This move by Obama is going to destroy him--and any other Democrat who supports his decision/actions regarding the amnesty for illegals!!

    June 16, 2012 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
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