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Obama tells heckler he won't bypass Congress to stop deportations

Obama tells heckler he won't bypass Congress to stop deportations

President Obama told a heckler who interrupted a speech on immigration Monday that he will not circumvent Congress and try to halt deportations by executive order because the U.S. is “a nation of laws.” “Please use your executive order!” shouted the heckler, who was standing behind Obama onstage, close enough to be in the television camera shot during an event in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Urging the president to give immediate relief to those separated from their families at Thanksgiving, he yelled, “You have the power to stop deportations!” “Actually, I don’t,” Obama responded, asking security personnel not to remove the...

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