WH Spox: Obama 'Looking Forward' to Enacting Executive Amnesty

WH Spox: Obama 'Looking Forward' to Enacting Executive Amnesty

On Tuesday, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said President Barack Obama was “looking forward” to taking so-called executive action on immigration in an appearance on Fusion TV’s “America with Jorge Ramos.”

“Jorge, I’ll just be as clear and candid as I possibly can,” Earnest said. “The president made a promise in the fall that if Congress didn’t act that the president himself would take executive action to try to solve the problems of our broken immigration system before the end of the year. The president is going to keep that promise and is going to make that announcement before the end of the year. And it reflects a disappointment on part of the president.”

“We’re very disappointment House Republicans have blocked a common sense proposal that passed in bipartisan fashion through the Senate that would be really good for the economy,” he continued. “It would create jobs. It would expand economic growth. It would strengthen our security at the border and it would also provide a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants who are living in the shadows here. So, the president is disappointed that this legislative solution won’t be achieved, but the president is looking forward to taking executive action on his own to solve as many of these problems as he can.”

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