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Thursday night, President Obama will announce an executive action that could protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation and allow many of them to work legally in the United States. The president's action comes amid a bitter partisan debate in Washington that has stalled Congressional action on immigration reform.

Even before hearing the president's address, Republicans have condemned the action, accusing him of overstepping his authority.

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Eva Millona, executive director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition.

Steve Kropper, co-chair of Massachusetts Citizens for Immigration Reform.

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WBUR: Republicans Warn Obama Ahead Of Planned Immigration Action

  • "Republicans in Congress are warning President Obama against acting alone on immigration, hours ahead of a planned announcement by the president that could provide temporary relief to some of the 12 million immigrants in the country illegally."

This article was originally published on November 20, 2014.

This segment aired on November 20, 2014.

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