Obama Stops Some Deportations

    US President Barack Obama jogs to greets supporters upon arriving at the Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland, Ohio, on June 14, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

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    After Obama administration officials told reporters on Friday that the White House had approved a policy plan to stop the deportations of hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants, President Obama spoke about the plan Friday afternoon. Obama said that the changes will make America's immigration policy "more fair, more efficient, and more just." The election year issue may prove decisive as Obama and Mitt Romney square off over every Latino vote. Speaking from the Rose Garden, Obama said that the plan is a "temporary, stop-gap measure" that will allow the U.S. to better allocate its immigration resources and "lift the shadow of deportation from these young people." The president appeared to be repeatedly interrupted by someone off-camera, with Obama at one point saying to the heckler, "I didn't ask for an argument."

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