WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When President Barack Obama stepped into the White House Rose Garden in June to announce he would single-handedly reform U.S. immigration policy, he startled advocates by announcing a firm, end-of-summer deadline for executive action.
“If Congress will not do their job, at least we can do ours,” he declared. “I expect … recommendations before the end of summer and I intend to adopt those recommendations without further delay.”
Obama sending additional 350 troops to Baghdad to protect embassy, US personnel – White House
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As President Barack Obama prepares to announce major immigration policy changes, conservative attorney Kris Kobach is fighting a case in federal court he says has the potential to “torpedo” the president’s plans.
Kobach, the Republican secretary of state of Kansas, is an architect of laws in several states to combat illegal immigration. He is also the most prominent figure among a small group of lawyers working to punch legal holes in Obama’s immigration policies.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama urged Iraqis on Monday to quickly form an inclusive government to unite against Islamic militants, warning “the wolf’s at the door” and that U.S. airstrikes can only accomplish so much.
Speaking to reporters at the White House, Obama vowed to avoid the kind of “mission creep” that could deepen the U.S. military’s involvement in Iraq to repulse Islamic State militants seen increasingly as a threat not just to Iraq but to the entire region.