In the Rose Garden of the White House Friday, President Obama spoke to reporters about his administration's decision to immediately halt the deportation of many young illegal immigrants. The executive order "cast into sharp relief the longstanding political differences on immigration, one of the most divisive and delicate issues being debated as the November elections approach," says The New York Times. Republicans complained that the president is overstepping his powers, but Obama said "he was acting only 'in the absence of any immigration action from Congress to fix our broken immigration system.'" Also of note: A reporter from the conservative website The Daily Caller interrupted Obama's Rose Garden remarks, prompting a scolding from the commander-in-chief.
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