Obama: Executive Action 'Fairly Soon' on Immigration Reform
President Obama said he expects that he'll take executive action on immigration reform "fairly soon."
"In the absence of action by Congress, I am going to do what I can do within the legal constraints of my office because it's the right thing to do for the country," he said after being asked at the NATO Summit news conference whether he intends to take executive action on immigration before the midterm elections.
Obama noted that Attorney General Eric Holder and DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson have given him recommendations and proposals, but that this week he has been focused on the NATO Summit, specifically on ISIS and Ukraine.
He argued that there is bipartisan legislation from the Senate, but House Republicans have "sat on it for over a year," holding America back and damaging the economy.
The president maintained that his preference is for Congress to come together on a solution.
Watch the remarks above. The president also addressed the Ukraine cease-fire.