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Obama struggling with immigration rules and cruelties of deportation

Obama struggling with immigration rules and cruelties of deportation

The Obama White House is working frantically to quell the political outrage among immigration rights advocates and Latino leaders who say they feel betrayed by a recent series of deportation raids launched by the administration against mostly women and children from Central America.

While the raids continue with administration support, White House aides announced an expanded State Department partnership with the United Nations to resettle Central American refugees in the United States and elsewhere, and Vice President Joe Biden traveled to the region last week to meet with the presidents of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

"The goal of this effort is to provide a safe...

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