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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Obama rallies illegals, immigrants against GOP -- By Neil Munro, The Daily Caller

People who support legalizing the 11.5 million illegal immigrants should focus their energies on lobbying Congress and on the 2014 election, President Barack Obama declared in a San Francisco speech Monday.

“If in fact I could solve all these problems without passing laws in Congress, then I would do so,” he told a heckler who urged him to stop deporting illegals.

Obama said he agreed with the goal of amnesty, but added that “we’re also a nation of laws. … What I’m proposing is the harder path, is using our democratic process to achieve the same goals.”

“It won’t be easy as shouting — it requires lobbing and getting it done,” said Obama, who is on a West Coast fundraising trip to help Democrats win the November elections and gain a majority in the House.

The heckler spoke up late in Obama’s speech. “Please use your executive authority to stop the deportation of all 11.5 million undocumented,” he shouted.

“Actually I don’t. … I respect the passion of these young people because they feel deeply about the concerns for their families,” Obama responded, before urging the immigration boosters to focus on the next election.

However, in June 2013, shortly before the 2012 election, Obama announced he would give work permits to younger illegal immigrants, mostly Latinos. Because of Obama’s order, 465,033 illegals have been allowed to join the workforce by November 2013, even though Congress has rejected several bills that would have given him the authority.

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