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Dick Durbin: Obama will ‘borrow the power that is needed’ on immigration if GOP won’t act

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By Doug Powers  •  June 27, 2014 06:14 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

It seems like only yesterday the Supreme Court smacked down President Obama 9-0 for “borrowing” more power than he is constitutionally allowed. Wait, it was only yesterday.

From The Hill:

The Obama administration is “not bluffing” in its intent to take executive action on immigration policy if House Republicans don’t act soon, top Democratic leaders warned Thursday.
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“Their first job is to govern,” Menendez added, “and in the absence of governing, then you see executive actions.”

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) piled on. Noting that a year has passed since the Senate passed a sweeping immigration reform bill with broad bipartisan support, he urged House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to bring a similar bill to the floor.

“I don’t know how much more time he thinks he needs, but I hope that Speaker Boehner will speak up today,” Durbin said. “And if he does not, the president will borrow the power that is needed to solve the problems of immigration.”

The remarks come a day after Boehner announced his intent to push legislation allowing the House to sue Obama for what the Republicans say is a habitual inclination to overstep his constitutional authority.

Way to help legitimize Boehner’s lawsuit, Dick.

Also, today Obama called Boehner’s lawsuit threat a “stunt.” Funny stuff coming from the head of an administration that runs more stunts a week than every NFL defense combined does in an entire season.

**Written by Doug Powers

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