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Good evening I'm Chris Wallace in for -- -- President Obama is making major changes in the way the US and forces its immigration laws.
And those changes come as he scrambles for an election year -- called with a major voting bloc.
Chief White House correspondent Ed Henry house our top story.
Exactly one week before President Obama delivers a key speech to a major Latino group in the battleground of Florida his administration issued a directive.
Allowing hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants to get work permits can stave off deportation.
They pledge allegiance to our flag.
There are Americans and their -- In the minds.
In every single way but want.
Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney who's also speaking to the Latino group agreed with the sentiment but slammed it as a half measure.
If I'm president.
We'll do our very best to have that kind of long term solution.
That provides certainty and clarity.
-- for the people who have been in this country through no fault of their own the president noted he has been pushing a solution with the DREAM Act.
Providing conditional permanent residency to immigrants in good standing but Republicans blocked it -- Today various Republicans rip the executive Lou as a power grab just last year the president seemed to have reservations to.
The notion that I can to suspend.
Through executive order.
That's just not the case because.
There are laws on the books that congress has passed.
Assigned for Republicans this decision is more about securing votes in swing states like Colorado Florida Nevada and New Mexico.
I think give politically pandering in election year because he.
And all of us know how important -- Hispanic notice Homeland Security secretary Janet -- -- who crafted the policy told fox politics was not involved.
That was the product of really looking at.
What the results were of the read the ongoing review of pending cases.
How we want to focus our resources for now and for the next -- for the coming year it affects about.
800000 people who can apply for two years of -- action.
They have to be under thirty and arrived here before they turn sixteen no criminal record.
Earned a high school diploma and continuing their education or serving in the military.
A reporter from the conservative daily caller rankled the president by erupting his statement.
The answer to your question -- And the next time I prefer you let me finish my statements before you ask that question.
Is this is the right thing to do for the American people.
Now the general question was legitimate what's the impact on unemployment.
From giving illegal immigrants workers -- -- rewarding got.
Millions of Americans out of work right now.
Typically -- reporters wait until president.
Finished making his statement out of respect for the office before shouting play.
I gotta say I never resolved before Ed Henry reporting for the White House said thank you.
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