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Showdown expected on Obama's immigration plan

Tuesday, December 02, 2014 - 00:51

White House spokesman Josh Earnest says President Obama would strongly oppose any effort to undo his immigration order. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) White House spokesman Josh Earnest says President Obama would strongly oppose any legislative effort to undo his executive action on immigration. Speaking to reporters at the White House briefing on Tuesday, Earnest said, "We need to restore some accountability to our immigration system and that's exactly what the president's executive proposals would do. It would streamline our immigration system, it would also do a lot to bring millions of people who are already in the country out of the shadows, make them pay taxes, make them get right with the law." Republicans, who will take control of Congress in January, have said they plan to block Obama's executive action, which is expected to allow 4.7 million undocumented immigrants to stay and work in the United States temporarily.

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Showdown expected on Obama's immigration plan

Tuesday, December 02, 2014 - 00:51