Obama to Bypass Congress on Immigration Reform
President Barack Obama on Monday acknowledged that there is no chance of legislation from Congress this year that will overhaul the country's immigration system and he plans to act alone with executive action to address the issue. "I take executive action only when we have a serious problem, a serious issue and Congress chooses to do nothing," he said. "And in this situation, the failure of House Republicans to pass a darn bill is bad for our security, it’s bad for our economy, and it’s bad for our future." Obama pledged to redirect immigration enforcement from the interior of the U.S. to the border and he has asked his team for executive actions to slow deportations by the end of the summer.