Migrants sit in a boat during a rescue operation by the Italian navy off the coast of Sicily on Nov. 28. Italy is looking to revamp the way it handles the hundreds of thousands of migrants who arrive annually. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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President Obama meets Friday with immigration activists on the National Mall in Washington. Leslie E. Kossoff/Pool/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Illegal immigrants captured in the Libyan coastal city of Surman are held at a temporary prison in an eastern district of Tripoli, Libya, on Oct. 19. Hamza Turkia/Xinhua /Landov hide caption

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