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Read: The case from Obama's lawyers that his immigration action is legal

Andrew Prokop is a senior politics correspondent at Vox, covering the White House, elections, and political scandals and investigations. He’s worked at Vox since the site’s launch in 2014, and before that, he worked as a research assistant at the New Yorker’s Washington, DC, bureau.

The legality of President Obama's soon-to-be-released deportation relief action has been hotly debated, and several commentators have called on the administration to make its legal rationales public.

On Thursday night, shortly before Obama's speech, the administration did just that, and posted an analysis from the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel deeming the two proposals Obama is moving forward with legally "permissible," while saying that a further-reaching proposal wouldn't be. We'll have more analysis later, but read the administration's arguments below:

OLC Memo on immigration