Obama suspends deportations, battle joined with GOP
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama moved Thursday to halt deportations for nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants, provoking a heated fight with congressional Republicans who warned him against taking action on his own.
Obama's actions reversed his own statements that he did not have the power to make such sweeping changes without Congress. But aides said he had since learned he does have the authority, and that the refusal of the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to take up a bipartisan overhaul passed by the Senate left him no choice but to act unilaterally.
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