House Speaker John Boehner
President Barack Obama is poised to act soon to unveil a series of executive actions on immigration that will shield possibly around 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation, according to advocates in touch with the White House.
In the wake of last week’s midterm elections that gave GOP lawmakers control of both the House and Senate, a clear majority of Republican voters say they don’t want their party leaders working with President Obama – even if it means less gets done in Washington.
A top White House aide says that President Barack Obama will use executive action on immigration by the end of the year.
With President Barack Obama vowing to press ahead on immigration, prominent Hispanic Republicans are worried about the reaction of staunch conservatives.
House Speaker John Boehner says Republicans are “humbled” by the results of the midterm elections. In a statement, he says it’s “not a time for celebration.”
Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken said that President Obama is avoiding the “trap” of putting ground troops in the fight against ISIS, saying that U.S. boots on the ground is “exactly what al Qaeda wants.”
President Barack Obama announced Wednesday night that he will be expanding airstrikes, including into Syria, and sending nearly 500 more U.S. troops to advise and assist Iraqi forces to battle the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terror group. The president reiterated that American combat forces will not be fighting on foreign soil, but one Democratic senator believes that boots will eventually be put on the ground to take on ISIS.
House Republican leaders on Friday offered a revised, $694 million bill addressing the surge of immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border to rank-and-file members, hoping the changes would sway reluctant conservatives.
House Republican leaders struggled to round up votes from recalcitrant conservatives for a bill dealing with the immigrant surge at the U.S.-Mexico border and head home for a five-week summer break boasting of acting to address the crisis.
House Republicans, scrambling to win conservative support for a bill addressing the immigration crisis on the border, have scheduled a companion vote on legislation to block President Barack Obama from extending deportation relief to any more immigrants here illegally.