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7/1/2014 (2 years ago)

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Prospects for immigration reform bill passing during Obama's second term looks bleak

In what has become standard procedure for U.S. President Obama, the issue of immigration reform will be dealt with his own "executive actions" in lieu of congressional action. Obama's decision to move forward with executive actions tips his hat to the fact that prospects for an immigration reform bill passing during his second term are bleak.

The Senate passed a comprehensive bipartisan bill last week that provided a path of citizenship for many undocumented aliens and more resources have been allocated into border security.

The Senate passed a comprehensive bipartisan bill last week that provided a path of citizenship for many undocumented aliens and more resources have been allocated into border security.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

7/1/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Politics & Policy

Keywords: President Obama, immigration reform, executive actions


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The president says he vows to work with any congressional Republicans who were willing to work on bipartisan legislation, Obama says that House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, had informed him that the House GOP caucus would not take up legislation this year.

Essentially, the status of 11 million undocumented immigrants or any of the other myriad issues involving the country's immigration system has been put on hold.

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In the meantime, the Senate passed a comprehensive bipartisan bill last week that provided a path of citizenship for many undocumented aliens and more resources have been allocated into border security.

Obama reprimanded congressional Republicans this week for what he termed putting politics before good policy, which had the support of the majority of the American public.

"As we speak there are enough Republicans and Democrats in the House to pass an immigration bill today. I would sign it into law today. And Washington would solve a problem in a bipartisan way," Obama said. "But for more than a year, Republicans in the House of Representatives have refused to allow an up or down vote on that Senate bill or any legislation for that matter to fix our broken immigration system."

"Instead they have proven again and again that they are unwilling to stand up to the tea party to do what is best for the country," he said. "The worst part of it is a bunch of them know better."

Obama says he will be directing Director of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Attorney General Eric Holder to direct enforcement resources from the interior to the border.

The president also said he has tasked Johnson and Holder to come up with additional recommendations for executive actions he can take on immigration "within [his] existing legal authority" to address some of the problems by the end of the summer.

Republicans have long criticized the president for bypassing Congress and to frequently resorting to his executive authority. Obama appeared to already be anticipating the criticism.

"I don't prefer taking administrative action, I'd rather see permanent fixes," he said. "Pass a bill, solve a problem. Don't just say no."

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