Republicans weigh government shutdown to stop Obama on immigration

A woman holds U.S. flag during the oath of allegiance to the United States during a naturalization ceremony in New YorkWASHINGTON (Reuters) – One Republican leader on Sunday held open the possibility that his party could move to shut down the government in an attempt to stop President Barack Obama from taking executive action on immigration policy. A vocal group of conservatives in the House of Representatives is pressing to use government funding as leverage to prevent any White House moves that would allow millions of undocumented immigrants to stay and work in the United States. …

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