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  • Letters to the editor

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  • Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, who served in the George W. Bush administration, said even if more immigrants were granted deferred action, it doesn't solve the problem for businesses that would have to decide whether to hire them.

    Obama urged not to expand nondeportation policy for immigrants →

  • Michael Chertoff, a former Homeland Security secretary, says if more immigrants were granted deferred action, it doesn't solve the problem for businesses that would have to decide whether to hire them and could halt momentum toward a full legalization solution.

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