Obama seeks support for immigration plan, blasts Boehner

U.S. President Obama delivers remarks on his use of executive authority to relax U.S. immigration policy during a speech at Del Sol High School in Las VegasBy Steve Holland LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – President Barack Obama defended his decision to bypass Congress and overhaul U.S. immigration policy on his own on Friday, saying he was forced to act because House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner would not let legislation come to a vote. With many Americans skeptical of his decision to bypass Congress and impose an immigration overhaul unilaterally, Obama attempted to rally support for his move in a speech at a Las Vegas high school, saying illegal immigrants need a chance to come out of the shadows. …

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