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Obama immigration policy rewards illegal immigrants over legal ones

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20-year-old Lauren Gray plans to self-deport because her E-2 visa status expires on her 21st birthday, and the US, nine years after her grandparents submitted an application, still hasn't given her a green card. But if she had come to the country illegally instead of following the rules, she'd be eligible for the Obama administration's June 15 "deferred action request" amnesty.

Related: Heather Mac Donald on United States v. Arizona.

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