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Obama and immigration: High hopes, a mixed record

Obama and immigration: High hopes, a mixed record

FILE - In this June 30, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, pauses while making a statement about immigration reform, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Obama over time has been embraced and scorned by immigrant advocates who h…

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Obama and immigration: High hopes, a mixed record

Obama and immigration: High hopes, a mixed record

WASHINGTON (AP) — There were about 30, all Mexican nationals desperate to avoid deportations that would separate them from their families. Living in Illinois, they appealed for help from their new U.S. senator, Barack Obama.

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Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

In this July 23, 2014 photo, a group of people share a room as they eat a meal after a day’s hard work in Mumbai, India. In 1981, nearly 1.7 billion Asians were living on less than $1.25 a day. Today, the figure is about 700 million. But vast numbers cannot aspire to rise much further. About…

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Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

In this July 23, 2014 photo, a group of people share a room in Mumbai, India. About 80 percent of the 3.6 billion people in developing Asian countries still live on less than $5 a day, many relying on day labor, rag picking or other meager livelihoods. Even migrants who arrived in cities yea…

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Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

In this Sept. 8, 2014 photo, residents of a chawl, a large building divided into many separate dwellings to offer cheap and basic accommodation, stand in a balcony with new residential buildings in the background, in Mumbai, India. About 80 percent of the 3.6 billion people in developing Asi…

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Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

In this Sept. 8, 2014 photo, an Indian man watches from the balcony of a broken house as new high-rise apartments are seen in the background, in Mumbai, India. About 80 percent of the 3.6 billion people in developing Asian countries still live on less than $5 a day, many relying on day labor…

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Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

In this Aug. 14, 2014 photo, people walk in an alley at a densely populated slum near the main business district in Jakarta, Indonesia. Across the developing world, migration from country to city has long been a potential path out of poverty. Less and less is that true for many in Asia, wher…

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Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

In this July 3, 2014 photo, children play at a slum near the main business district in Jakarta, Indonesia. Across the developing world, migration from country to city has long been a potential path out of poverty. Less and less is that true for many in Asia, where the wealth gap is growing i…

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Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

In this July 3, 2014 photo, a young girl takes a break on a table at a slum near the main business district in Jakarta, Indonesia. Across the developing world, migration from country to city has long been a potential path out of poverty. Less and less is that true for many in Asia, where the…

48 minutes ago
Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

In this Aug. 14, 2014 photo, a woman walks along a city canal as office and apartment construction site is seen in the background at a slum in Jakarta, Indonesia. Across the developing world, migration from country to city has long been a potential path out of poverty. Less and less is that …

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