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President Barack Obama delivers remarks on his executive action on immigration at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas in this Nov. 21, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

Half of American voters oppose Obama's immigration plan: poll

By David Sherfinski - The Washington Times

Fifty percent of voters in the country oppose President Obama's recently-announced executive actions to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, and a majority thinks the president's plan will actually attract more illegal immigrants into the country. Published November 24, 2014

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Texas Attorney General and Gov.-elect Greg Abbott speaks against President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration at the Price Daniel Building in Austin, Texas, on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Abbott is again vowing to sue the Obama administration for lifting the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner)

Abbott: No decision yet on Obama immigration suit

- Associated Press

Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott says "odds favor" that Texas will sue the Obama administration over executive actions on immigration but is stopping short of his earlier vow to file a lawsuit.

President Barack Obama speaks during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families."  (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool) **FILE**

Family-values groups object to Obama's orders on immigration

- The Washington Times

President Obama is selling his unilateral immigration package unveiled last week as, in part, a way to keep millions of families from breaking up. But family-values groups, many of which focus heavily on keeping families together on matters such as refugee and asylum cases for home-schoolers, are rallying around one position: White House usurpation of the issue is wrong.

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on his executive action on immigration at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas in this Nov. 21, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

Obama denies immigration plan is 'amnesty'

- The Washington Times

President Obama told Americans Saturday that his action granting legal status and work permits to nearly 5 million illegal immigrants is "certainly not amnesty, no matter how often critics say it."

President Barack Obama signs two presidential memoranda associated with his actions on immigration in his office, on Air Force One as he arrives at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. The president will travel to Del Sol High School to speaks about the steps he will be taking on immigration. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama formally signs immigration executive action

- The Washington Times

Upon landing in Las Vegas Friday afternoon, President Obama officially signed two memoranda to carry out his executive actions granting legal status and work permits to nearly 5 million illegal immigrants.

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A man walks past a billboard warning people of the deadly Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia. Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. The number of people killed in the Ebola outbreak has risen above 4,000, the World Health Organization has said. The latest figures show there have been 8,376 cases and 4,024 deaths in the worst-affected West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The news comes as Liberian MPs refused to grant the president additional powers to deal with the Ebola crisis. (AP Photo/ Abbas Dulleh)

WILLIAMS: Stop Ebola at the border

In September, President Obama gave a somber and yet reassuring-sounding speech concerning the U.S. response to the Ebola epidemic ravaging three West African nations. Apparently those measures, whatever they may have been, did not work.

In this Sept. 5 file photo, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine agent looks for signs along trail while on patrol near the Texas-Mexico border near McAllen, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

FEIN: The bogus immigration crisis

If there were a genuine crisis, Congress and the president would not chronically defer action on the immigration front with the predictability of the rising and setting of the sun.

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**FILE** Illegal immigrants file into a U.S. Border Patrol facility in Tucson, Ariz. (Associated Press)

U.S. releases illegal immigrants who are sex offenders

- The Washington Times

The news last week that federal authorities had to release 2,837 convicted sex offenders back onto the streets has renewed focus on a Supreme Court case that requires the government to release immigrants whose home countries won't take them back.