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Obama ‘Frustrated’ by Immigration Court Rulings

By JM Rieger and Steven T. Dennis

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Speaking with reporters at the conclusion of the G7 summit in Germany Monday, it was clear court cases that have ensnared his immigration actions have irritated him. “Obviously, I’m frustrated by a district court ruling that now is winding its way through the appeals process,” Obama said of his stalled plan to grant temporary executive amnesty for as many as 5 million immigrants. He remains confident he has the authority to take the proposed actions, but noted Congress could still act. Obama also said he hoped, without much apparent expectation, that at some point “quiet conversations” would start up again on the Republican side to pass immigration legislation. “We will continue to push as hard as we can on all fronts,” he said. Read more.

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