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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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Peruvians Love Their Chicha Street Art. The Government ... Not So Much

Walk down a street in Peru and you'll likely see an example of the glow-in-the-dark posters and murals. Lots of people love them. But the upper crust — and the government — aren't impressed.
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Tea-Infused Sweets: Chocolate + Jasmine Tea Is A Match Made In Heaven

Smoky and floral brews can provide a kick of flavor to desserts, especially when blended with chocolate. Pastry chef Naomi Gallego shows us a few tricks for surprising the palate with tea.
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America's First Ladies

They walk a tricky line: closest adviser to the President of the United States and hostess in chief. A new book examines the evolution of the role of first lady of the United States.

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E-Cigarettes and Vaping

Last week, the D.C. Council voted to designate e-cigarettes and "similar vapor products containing nicotine" as tobacco products. That means that their sales tax will jump from the regular 5.75% sales tax to the 70% tax that's tacked onto sales of products like cigarettes and cigars. We explore what this means for the evolving public health debate surrounding e-cigarettes.

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