Obama: I'll act on my own on immigration

Obama: I'll act on my own on immigration

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US President Barack Obama speaks during the League of Conservation Voters Capitol Dinner at the Ronald Regan Building and International Trade Center on June 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 1:34 PM

 WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says he's done waiting for House Republicans to act on immigration. He says he now plans to act on his own.

 
   Obama announced his intention Monday to take executive action.
 
   Obama says there are enough Republicans and Democrats in the House to pass an immigration bill today, and says he would sign it.
 
   But Obama says he's waited for more than a year to give House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) space to act. He says Boehner informed him last week that the House won't vote on immigration this year.
 
   Obama says the thousands of unaccompanied children showing up on the border underscore the need to drop the politics and act on immigration.
 

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