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Vilsack: Exec Order Creates Stability
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Thu Nov 20, 2014 05:13 PM CST

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Thursday it is the family unification program in President Barack Obama's immigration executive actions that will help farm workers find relief from deportation.

Vilsack told DTN the main problem is that "the immigration system is broken," and that while the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill "over 500 days ago," the House has failed to act.

Like President Ronald Reagan and President George H.W. Bush, Obama will act when Congress did not, Vilsack said.

"There is clear legal precedent for what the president is going to do," Vilsack said, because "it ...

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