With the ongoing immigration crisis, the Obama administration has found itself on the defensive about how it's handled the influx of thousands of illegal immigrant minors on the Texas-Mexico border and immigration reform, in general.


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Fox News chief White House correspondent Ed Henry asked White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest why President Obama didn't take action on immigration earlier in his presidency, particularly when Democrats held both the House and Senate.

"The president vowed back in 2008: 'By the end of my first year in office, we'll pass comprehensive immigration reform.' That was his promise. They failed to act for two years. Why didn't he do anything then?" Henry asked.


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When Earnest answered that there were many things on the president's plate at the time, including the economy, Henry countered with Gaza, Syria and the current U.S. economy, he has a lot going on now.

"You had the House, the Senate and the White House in 2009 and 2010. Why didn't you focus on solving immigration problems then?" Henry pressed.

"My point is, Ed, that there are a lot of other crises that the president was focusing on at that point," Earnest answered.

Watch the back-and-forth in the clip from Outnumbered above.


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