Obama rebukes critics of reform on immigration
Irish Independent | Nov 24, 2014
US President Barack Obama has hit back at criticism of his new immigration reforms, aimed at preventing the deportation of some four million people, by his Republican rivals.
The president has come under sustained attack after he controversially bypassed the US congress to announce his new plans in a televised address last Thursday night.
Among his plans, Obama wants to take away the threat of deportation from families and those who have been living and working for a long time in America.
The moves could help some of the estimated 50,000 undocumented Irish living across the US to become legal and might open the door for people to return home to Ireland after years of missed family occasions.