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WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday that he has urged President Barack Obama not to take any executive action on immigration until December, amid threats from Republicans that such a move could derail funding for the government.
“The president has said he’s going to do the executive action — the question is when he can do it. It’s up to him,” Reid told reporters on Capitol Hill. “I’d like to get the finances of this country out of the way before he does it.”
Reid added that he has expressed his view to Obama, but ultimately “it’s up to him.”
Obama could take executive action on immigration — potentially giving deportation relief to millions of undocumented immigrants — as early as next week, according to reports. Republicans have said it would be a major overreach of his authority, “poisoning the…
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