Saying he couldn’t wait for a gridlocked Congress, President Barack Obama last week took executive action on U.S. immigration policies.
The moves he made could protect up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. The president also granted work permits to other immigrants.
As expected, leading Republicans responded with full-throated accusations that he was acting recklessly and possibly illegally. Even some Democrats in Washington said they opposed the president’s decision to go around Congress.
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