Obama to take executive actions on immigration reform

Brian Hughes
The Washington Examiner

President Obama announced Monday that he is shifting more immigration enforcement agents to the border and will take broader executive actions to address the millions of immigrants living in the U.S illegally, acting unilaterally with prospects for legislation dead on Capitol Hill.

From the Rose Garden, Obama lamented a “year of obstruction” from Republicans, accusing conservative leaders of resisting immigration reform to please the Tea Party.

The president said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, informed him last week that the House would not act this year on immigration reform…

…Many progressives would like the president to expand his previous deferral of deportations of Dream Act-eligible immigrants to others living in the U.S. illegally. Obama said simply that his team would deliver recommendations for executive actions by the end of summer.

The president said he would then immediately implement their best suggestions.

Republicans, however, say that the president’s inability to enforce the laws on the books essentially made it impossible to pass immigration reform through the GOP-controlled House.

“Speaker Boehner told the president exactly what he has been telling him: The American people and their elected officials don’t trust him to enforce the law as written,” said Boehner spokesman Michael Steel. “Until that changes, it is going to be difficult to make progress on this issue.”…



The complete article, with video, is at The Washington Examiner.



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