House Dem Caucus Chair: Obama Will 'Build On' Deferred Action for Minors

House Dem Caucus Chair: Obama Will 'Build On' Deferred Action for Minors

Representative Xavier Becerra (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus predicted that President Obama will “build on what he did with the deferred action for all those young folks” in his executive action on immigration during an interview on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on Monday.

“I think he’ll [Obama] build on what he did with the deferred action for all those young folks who today aren’t in fear of deportation, they’re still subject to deportation, but that’s being deferred…that’s the kind of thing he wants to do, make the law concentrate on getting the bad guys out of the country before you go after kids who are going to college. I think he’ll build on that. how much he’ll build just depends on what he and his attorneys found they could do under the law,” he predicted.

Becerra responded to Republican criticisms of the president’s plan by arguing “tomorrow the Republicans could take care of the need for any executive action by just doing what they say they should do, which is Congressionally act to pass an immigration reform. It’s easy.”

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