Dick Durbin: If GOP won’t act, Obama will ‘borrow power needed’ on immigration

Dick Durbin:  If GOP won’t act, Obama will ‘borrow power needed’ on immigration

It seems like only yesterday the Supreme Court smacked down President Obama 9-0 for “borrowing” more power than he is constitutionally allowed. Wait, it was only yesterday.

From The Hill:

The Obama administration is “not bluffing” in its intent to take executive action on immigration policy if House Republicans don’t act soon, top Democratic leaders warned Thursday.

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“Their first job is to govern,” Menendez added, “and in the absence of governing, then you see executive actions.”

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) piled on. Noting that a year has passed since the Senate passed a sweeping immigration reform bill with broad bipartisan support, he urged House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to bring a similar bill to the floor.

“I don’t know how much more time he thinks he needs, but I hope that Speaker Boehner will speak up today,” Durbin said. “And if he does not, the president will borrow the power that is needed to solve the problems of immigration.”

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