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    Obama Set to Tackle Immigration

    People fill out paperwork inside the Embassy of Honduras Consular Section in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. The Department of Homeland Security is releasing for the first time details on how illegal immigrants brought to the US as children can apply to avoid deportation and receive a work permit. Alejandro Mayorkas, director of U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Services, said people who qualify for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program can download the application, including forms needed to get a work permit, from the agency's website, beginning Tuesday. They can start submitting applications on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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    Get ready for the next big fight. President Obama is planning to tackle immigration reform this January, an anonymous official told the Huffington Post Wednesday. The source claims the White House will also be pushing for new gun-control laws in the coming months, despite upcoming deficit talks. “The negative effect of this fiscal-cliff fiasco is that every time we become engaged in one of these fights, there’s no oxygen for anything else," the official said. The process for immigration reform certainly won’t be quick and painless: it’s expected that a bipartisan bill will be drafted in the next two months, and won’t be voted on until a few months later.

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