U.S. House Speaker John Boehner

Republicans, outraged with President Barack Obama for easing deportations of millions of undocumented residents, plan legislation in 2015 strengthening the U.S.-Mexican border to discourage illegal immigration.

The move, likely to come early next year according to House Republican leadership aides, may lead to other steps the House of Representatives could contemplate to repair parts of U.S. immigration law.

U.S. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio)

House Republicans approved a measure Thursday that aims to ‎block the Obama administration from moving to shield millions from deportation, a largely symbolic legislative response to the president's new immigration policy that reflects lawmakers' limited options.

The House measure, approved on a 219-197 vote, is the first step in a two-part plan devised by GOP leadership to provide an outlet for Republican frustration over the White House plan while also preventing the issue from provoking another government funding crisis.

Texas led a group of 17 U.S. states Wednesday in suing President Barack Obama's administration over its plan to offer up to five million undocumented migrants protection from deportation.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said Obama's unilateral immigration reform plans, unveiled last month to bypass Congressional gridlock by Republicans, "tramples" on the U.S. constitution.

Conservative Republicans are pushing back hard against House Speaker John Boehner's plan to effectively push off the battle over President Obama's immigration plan to next year in order to pass a spending bill, increasing the likelihood he'll need help from Democrats to get it through the House and Senate.

The speaker on Tuesday had put forward a plan to address two tricky issues: letting Republicans vent over the president's controversial immigration executive actions, while also backing a spending bill to keep the government running past Dec. 11, when current funding runs out.

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner

The Republican-led House will vote this week to undo President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner told lawmakers Tuesday as he sought to give outraged conservatives an outlet to vent over Obama's move without shutting down the government.

President Barack Obama’s approval rating among Latinos has spiked dramatically in the wake of his announcement that he will exercise his executive authority to spare up to 5 million unauthorized immigrants from deportation.

According to the latest Gallup poll, conducted from November 24-30, 68 percent of Latinos approve of the president’s job performance. That’s up sharply from a Gallup poll conducted November 3-9, which found that Obama’s approval among Latinos was just 49 percent.

On Nov. 20, 2014, President Barack Obama announced that he would take executive action to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. Following his announcement, New America Media hosted a national telephonic press briefing for ethnic media reporters, with speakers Marielena Hincapié of National Immigration Law Center, Marshall Fitz of Center for American Progress and Sally Kinoshita of Immigrant Legal Resource Center. More than 75 reporters from around the country called in to ask questions about the impact it will have on their communities.

President Obama's executive action on immigration last week created a pathway for millions of people in the country illegally to win work permits and live without fear of deportation.

It also created a new opening for scam artists.

With some questions remaining about how the plan will work, government officials, advocacy groups and bar associations are warning those in the country without legal status to consult only licensed attorneys and others authorized to provide legal advice on immigration matters.

Outgoing Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who was recently elected governor, said “odds favor” a suit against the Obama administration within the next two weeks over the president’s executive actions on immigration, but the state has not taken action yet.

In a press conference Monday, Abbott said his office is still analyzing the issue and will share information it gathers with governors and attorneys general of other states. But Texas’ decision is not contingent on other states joining the suit, he said.

On his weekly broadcasted address to the nation, United States President Barack Obama defended his executive action to create a pathway for the regularization of millions of undocumented immigrants.

"I still believe that the best way to solve this problem is by working together –- both parties –- to pass that kind of bipartisan law," said the democrat President. "That bill would have secured our border, while giving undocumented immigrants who already live here a pathway to citizenship if they paid a fine, started paying their taxes, and went to the back of the line."

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