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Obama: immigration change is not amnesty or permanent fix
June 15, 2012 / 6:27 PM / 5 years ago

Obama: immigration change is not amnesty or permanent fix

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday his administration’s decision to stop deporting some illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children was a “just” move that was not a permanent fix to the country’s immigration problem.

U.S. President Barack Obama looks up during "Lunch with Barack" with Q1 2012 winners in Washington June 15, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

“This is not amnesty. This is not immunity. This is not a path to citizenship. It is not a permanent fix,” Obama told reporters at the White House.

Reporting by Jeff Mason and Alister Bull; Editing by Jackie Frank

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