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Obama Will Take Executive Action On Immigration Reform

Arash Zandi |
June 30, 2014 | 11:09 p.m. PDT

Executive Producer

President Obama has long been a supporter of immigration reform. (Twitter/@azcentral)
President Obama has long been a supporter of immigration reform. (Twitter/@azcentral)
President Barack Obama announced on Monday that he will issue executive orders to help with immigration reform, says The Washington Post.

Obama is convinced that Republicans are taking too long to decide on immigration reform, and set a deadline for the end of summer for options that he can implement with the executive orders.

“America cannot wait forever for them to act. That’s why today I’m beginning a new effort to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress,” said Obama at a press conference.

READ MORE: Immigration Reform Part Of Battle For Future Of U.S.

House Speaker John Boehner told Obama last week that the Republican-led House will not vote on immigration reform this year.

“I take executive action only when we have a serious problem, a serious issue, and Congress chooses to do nothing. And in this situation, the failure of House Republicans to pass a darn bill is bad for our security, it's bad for our economy and it's bad for our future,” added Obama.


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