President Barack Obama’s decision to entertain his executive powers to bring reforms in the country’s broken immigration policy has stirred up a hornet’s nest in the political corridors of the Unites States.
The political slugfest over Obama’s proposed reforms on deportation escalated on Friday as the White House vowed to forcefully sell the overhauls to the Americans, while many Republicans committed to derail the government’s efforts.
Obama, who was in Nevada on Friday, commenced his “very aggressive” (as described by the White House) effort for promoting the proposed changes in deportation problem but also to reprimand his Republican critics for opposing his actions.
“We’re not a nation that kicks out strivers and dreamers who want to earn their piece of the American dream. We didn’t raise the Statue of Liberty with her back to the world. We did it with her light shining,” the American president said.
Making their opposition tougher, the Republicans said that the House GOP had filed a lawsuit against the implementation of the 2010 health-care law, popularly known as Obamacare, while promising to downturn the immigration effort.
“We’re working with our members and looking at the options available to us. But I will say to you the House will, in fact, act,” said House Speaker John A. Boehner (Republican-Ohio).
The House Republicans had approved the lawsuit four months ago. It was filed in the US District Court for the District of Columbia. Jonathan Turley, a law professor at the George Washington University Law School, will be leading the suit. Turley is the third legal adviser who is handling the suit.