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House takes broad aim at Obama on immigration

2 years 9 months 5 days ago Wednesday, January 14 2015 Jan 14, 2015 January 14, 2015 1:26 AM January 14, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Republicans are advancing sweeping legislation to overturn President Barack Obama's immigration policies and remove protections for immigrants brought illegally to the country as kids.

The votes will come Wednesday on legislation to finance the Homeland Security Department through the rest of the budget year.

Republicans will vote on one amendment to undo executive actions Obama announced in November that provided temporary deportation relief to some 4 million immigrants in the country illegally. Another amendment would delete Obama's 2012 policy that's granted work permits and stays of deportation to more than 600,000 immigrants who arrived here illegally as kids.

Republicans say Obama's moves amounted to an unconstitutional overreach. But even with Republicans in control of the Senate their bill faces tough chances there, and Obama has threatened a veto.

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