While campaigning for his first term in 2008, President Barack Obama won over Democratic Hispanic voters by promising comprehensive immigration reform in his first year as president—reform that would allow millions of illegal immigrants a path to U.S. citizenship. He failed to fulfill that promise in his first term, focusing instead on health care. Now, his current immigration reform bill is stuck in limbo because House Republicans do not want to pass it without concessions. Despite his inability to pass the bill without the support of Congress, President Obama has affected immigration policy by working around the existing laws and using his executive powers. Here are 10 things that you need to know about how Obama has changed immigration policy since taking office.
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