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Former Head Of INS Weighs In On White House Immigration Policy

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Doris Meissner is a senior fellow and director at the Migration Policy Institute.
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Doris Meissner is a senior fellow and director at the Migration Policy Institute.

Later today, hundreds of immigration activists and undocumented families will protest outside the White House. They want President Obama to extend deportation protection and work permits to millions of undocumented immigrants, and the President has promised to take some executive action on immigration reform soon.

Doris Meissner headed the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service under President Clinton, and is currently a fellow at the Migration Policy Institute. She spoke with Senior Reporter Armando Trull about the legal and political constraints the White House faces.

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Comic-Con Fans Continue The Epic Battle Between Science And Fiction

Fans of science fiction have long wrestled with the question of just how much science should be in their fiction. Advocates of different approaches met at San Diego's Comic-Con.
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Scraped, Splattered — But Silent No More. Finally, The Dinner Plate Gets Its Say

Instagram is the Internet's semi-obsessive, borderline-creepy love letter to food. But behind every great meal is a plate doing a pretty-OK job. So a comedian made an Instagram to celebrate plates.
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Leaked Democratic Party Emails Show Members Tried To Undercut Sanders

Just days before the Democratic National Committee convention gets underway, WikiLeaks releases almost 20,000 emails among DNC staff, revealing discussions of topics from Bernie Sanders to the media.
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Making The Cloud Green: Tech Firms Push For Renewable Energy Sources

Few people can demand what kind of electricity they get. But Microsoft and Facebook, which operate huge, power-hungry data centers, are trying to green up the electricity grid with their buying power.

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