“I know some will call this amnesty, but don’t worry,” President Obama said. “There’s plenty of Turkey to go around.”
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Boehner said that the President’s plan encourages more immigration and “punishes” those who are trying to immigrate legally.
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“If President Obama acts in defiance of the people and imposes his will on the country, Congress will act,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
The group of around 35 went to the offices of Minority Senate Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky), Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).
“I don’t think they’ve [the State Department and Department of Homeland Security] fleshed out all the details of the program,” Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Matt Salmon (R-Az) said.
“When you play with matches, you take the risk of burning yourself,” House Speaker John Boehner said. “He’s going to burn himself if he continues to go down this path.”
“The first thing I need to do is get the Senate back to normal,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said.