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Sunday November 23, 2014

As President Obama prepares to lay out his plan to take executive action to change U.S. immigration law, Republicans continue to debate the best way for their party to oppose the President’s decision to sidestep Congress. We’ll discuss the GOP’s strategy with one of President Obama’s most outspoken critics, Sen Ted Cruz (R-TX), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who calls the President’s actions “lawless” and “unconstitutional.”

President Obama is poised to circumvent gridlock on Capitol Hill, announcing in a prime time speech his plans to protect nearly 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation. We’ll talk exclusively with a key advocate of the President’s use of executive action, Rep Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus.

Republicans have long argued President Obama has exceeded his Constitutional authority, using executive orders to change the law without Congressional approval. The move to offer temporary legal status to millions of illegal immigrants has set up a certain fight over the legality of President Obama’s actions. We’ll discuss whether he has breached the bounds of his presidential power, exclusively with Texas Attorney General and Governor-elect Greg Abbott (R), who says he will sue the President on behalf of his state as soon as Obama announces he is taking this executive action.

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Brandon Stanton, Founder, “Humans of New York” It was a simple idea, to take photographs of New Yorkers on the street and post them online. That idea has turned into 'Humans of New York', a popular blog and Facebook site, where millions of people regularly view intimate stories of strangers in New York City. Chris Wallace talks with Brandon Stanton about how he gets strangers to reveal their most private thoughts.

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