Council vote makes Mpls. first in U.S. to support Obama's new immigration policy

A unanimous vote by the Minneapolis City Council Friday makes the city the first in the U.S. to support President Barack Obama’s new federal immigration policy, which allows undocumented youth to remain in the country. The city urges the Department of Homeland Security implement the immigration policy with the broadest, most-inclusive language possible.
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A unanimous vote by the Minneapolis City Council Friday makes the city the first in the U.S. to support President Barack Obama’s new federal immigration policy, which allows undocumented youth to remain in the country. The city urges the Department of Homeland Security implement the immigration policy with the broadest, most-inclusive language possible.

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