House symbolically votes to block Obama immigration order

House symbolically votes to block Obama immigration order
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The House of Representatives on Thursday voted 219 to 197 to render President Obama's executive action on immigration "null and void."

The Democratic-led Senate is unlikely to approve the measure, and even if it did, President Obama would never sign it. The vote was a symbolic gesture by House Republicans to oppose the president on immigration without threatening to withhold federal funding and thus risk a government shutdown.

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