In an article just published President Obama talks about addressing some of the immigration issues undocumented aliens face through executive action. The articles states:
“In 2012, the Obama administration announced it would stop deporting some illegal immigrants who entered the United States as children, assuming they met certain criteria.
But the White House has maintained that path is not feasible for the nation’s entire immigrant population, arguing, as Obama did Monday, that the issue must be addressed legislatively.
“If, in fact, I could solve all these problems without passing laws in Congress, then I would do so,” Obama told one of the hecklers who interrupted his speech at the Betty Ong Chinese Recreation Center. “But we’re also a nation of laws. That’s part of our tradition. And so the easy way out is to try to yell and pretend like I can do something by violating our laws.”
But while the White House has ruled out a sweeping halt to deportations, it is unclear whether Obama could use his executive authority, which includes the ability to grant temporary work permits, to help some of those here illegally.”
For a full version of the article go to: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/191496-white-house-wont-rule-out-future-executive-action-on?utm_source=AILA+Mailing&utm_campaign=efa3d0f11d-AILA8_11_27_13&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3c0e619096-efa3d0f11d-287743789