At a naturalization ceremony Tuesday, President Barack Obama made a fervent defense of refugees entering the United States, comparing the recent anti-immigration political climate to the “darkest chapters” of American history.
The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security held a hearing Thursday discussing the U.S. screening policy for Syrian refugees.
Speaking with reporters at the conclusion of the G7 summit in Germany Monday, it was clear court cases that have ensnared his immigration actions have irritated him.
“Obviously, I’m frustrated by a district court ruling that now is winding its way through the appeals process,” Obama said of his stalled plan to grant temporary executive amnesty for as many as 5 million immigrants.
House Republicans voted to prohibit President Barack Obama from granting what they consider to be an unconstitutional amnesty to illegal immigrants Friday by effectively ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.