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Thursday, November 13, 2014

A Mexican immigration officer holds by his arm a child as he and his mother are deported back to Guatemala. August 19, 2010 (Jose CABEZAS/AFP/Getty)

Immigration: A Bishop's View from the Border

President Obama will likely take action on immigration reform as early as next week, according to a new report from our partner The New York Times. Through a series of executive actions, President Obama is expected to broadly overhaul the nation’s immigration enforcement system—a move that is expected to protect up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from the threat of deportation. Though the president may soon act, thousands of immigrant children who have crossed the border are still in limbo, even as many more migrants continue to enter the country each day. Mark Seitz, Bishop of the Diocese of El Paso, Texas has seen many of these young children and broken families firsthand. He says the policy debate in Washington is the farthest thing from their minds.

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Today's Takeaways: An Epic Space Chase, a Global Migrant Crisis, and a Fight Against Voter Apathy

The Takeaway looks at the 4-billion mile mission of the Rosetta spacecraft, the migrant crisis from the U.S. to Europe, and the ways voting in the United States could be easier.