Obama: GOP not even trying to solve immigration

President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance at the White House Briefing Thursday, April 17, 2014, making remarks on the Affordable Care Act and Ukraine. (n/a)
President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance at the White House Briefing Thursday, April 17, 2014, making remarks on the Affordable Care Act and Ukraine. (n/a)
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Updated: 8/01 12:09 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says House Republicans are trying to pass the most extreme and unworkable version of an immigration bill even though they know the bill isn't going anywhere.

Republicans are pushing legislation that could clear the way for eventual deportation of more than 500,000 immigrants brought here illegally as kids and address the surge of immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Obama says Republicans know that legislation won't succeed in the Senate. He says Republicans aren't even trying to solve the problem. He says they're just trying check a box leaving town for their annual August recess.

Obama says while Congress is away, he'll have to make tough choices about immigration challenges himself. He's alluding to executive action he's said he's considering to deal with immigrants in the U.S. illegally.

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TheGumption - 8/1/2014 2:26 PM
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Funny. Obama unilateral policies created the recent crisis as he dangled the amnesty carrot at the border. Now he warns the GOP that he'll once again unilaterally "fix" it. But hey... at least this distracts people from the mess the Nobel Peace Prize winner has created with Russia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, North Korea, and Egypt.
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