Obama follows Bush's lead on immigration policy

05/20/2009 | Washington Post, The

President Barack Obama supports several immigration programs created by the Bush administration, such as expanding a $1.1 billion program to check the immigration status of all people booked in local jails. Meanwhile, a Department of Homeland Security program focuses on deporting illegal immigrants who are found in jails instead of workplaces. Obama has also promised to focus on employers who violate the law, observers say.

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