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Farm Groups Want New Immigration Laws, Not an Executive Order

President Barack Obama's executive order regarding undocumented immigrants does little for the agricultural industry, according to several farm group representatives, who say legislative reform through Congress is the way to solve farm labor problems.
Obama's executive action, which he announced Thursday night in a televised address from the White House, will protect up to 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally from deportation.  Obama said the directive was a "commonsense" plan consistent with what previous presidents of both parties had done for the past 50 years.
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