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Obama calls House immigration bill extreme, vows action

US President Barack Obama makes a statement while at the White House in WashingtonBy Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Friday immigration legislation on track to pass in the House of Representatives is unworkable and will force him to act on his own to address pressures from a surge of illegal immigrants on the southwestern border. “House Republicans, as we speak, are trying to pass the most extreme and unworkable versions of a bill that they already know is going nowhere,” he told reporters at a news conference. “Without additional resources and help, we’re just not going to have the resources we need to fully solve the problem,” Obama said. “That means that while they’re out on vacation, I’m going to have to make some tough choices to meet the challenge, with or without Congress.” Republicans on Friday were set to vote on border security measures that would make it easier to deport Central American child migrants, satisfying demands from conservative Republicans.

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