Obama to Veto Any Attempt to Undo Deportation Actions

The Washington Post reports that President Obama has said Congress cannot afford to be “refighting past battles on immigration when we’ve got a system to fix.” If such a bill comes to his desk, “it will earn my veto,” he said, referring to a brewing fight between the White House and Congress over funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Funding for the department expires Feb. 27, and many congressmen are eager to use the bill to end all immigration policy changes enacted by Obama over the course of his presidency.

During his speech, Obama asked them not to do so.

“Yes, passions still fly on immigration, but surely we can all see something of ourselves in the striving young student, and agree that no one benefits when a hardworking mom is taken from her child, and that it’s possible to shape a law that upholds our tradition as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants,” the President said.

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