President Barack Obama yesterday confirmed his promise to issue decrees on immigration matters at the end of the year, despite the election results that yesterday gave Republicans the control of Congress.
Obama said he will contact the leaders of both blocs in Congress “to see how they want to proceed. If they want to pass a law, either at the end of this legislative session or next year, I’m willing to hear what they have to offer.”
However, he warned he will not sit and wait and meanwhile he will issue decrees to amend his immigration policy.
“By the end of the year, we will take all possible legal action that I consider will improve the functioning of our immigration system and allows us to increase resources for the border,” Obama told reporters.
Meanwhile, the Republican legislator Mitch McConnell, who must assume the Senate presidency in January, said earlier that it would be an error if Obama adopts unilaterally immigration measures that bother Republicans.