With Republicans opposed, Obama vows to act on his own on immigration

WASHINGTON Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:31pm EDT

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama vowed to act on his own on U.S. immigration reform on Monday after House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner told him Republicans would not permit a vote on immigration legislation this year.

Obama, in a White House Rose Garden appearance, said he had told his senior advisers to prepare recommendations for him on immigration by the end of the summer and that he would act on them without delay.

Obama said he has directed border officials to allocate resources to increase security along the U.S. border. Amid a controversy over tens of thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America surging across the southern border, Obama said most will be returned to their home countries once their legal cases are adjudicated.

(Reporting By Jeff Mason and Steve Holland; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

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KNoose000 wrote:
Last term dictatorship?

Jun 30, 2014 3:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
astroz wrote:
Keep fighting America with NumbersUSA.com. We’re 3 million strong and growing daily due to this kind of craziness. We’re making a difference but need every concerned citizens voice. Don’t get mad…get into this epic battle to preserve our Republic.

Jun 30, 2014 3:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Factoidz wrote:
Why is the Constitution being applied to illegal immigrants? They don’t need adjudication, just put ‘em on the 39 hour bus ride.

Jun 30, 2014 3:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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