We can prioritize-- what we do. In two instances during his presidential campaign, Obama criticized "signing statements" used by President George W. Bush that interpret laws, but he did not bring up immigration. But he hinted that there might be room within his authority, saying, "what we can do is to prioritize enforcement, since there are limited enforcement resources. He called for a legislative solution and said "probably not," adding, "I can do some things and have done some things that make a difference in the lives of people by determining how our enforcement should focus. In August , Obama told reporters he may "scour our authorities to try to make progress" without congressional cooperation.
Asked why Boehner continues to cite 22 examples, spokesman Michael Steel told PolitiFact "we obviously stand by" the count. Experts we talked to noted that Obama was not always so specific in the comments Boehner and his team cited. Alex Nowrasteh, a Cato Institute immigration analyst, said he did not know what to make of the "very political" claim. Boehner said, "The president said 22 times, 22 times, that he couldn't do what he eventually did. Boehner's broader point -- that Obama said one thing about executive action but did another -- is accurate.
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I think he really is trying to act on his instincts," Tillerson said. According to The Houston Chronicle , he also took aim at Twitter, which the President often uses to introduce policy, announce staff changes including Tillerson's departure , rally support from his base and air his grievances on various issues, among other things. Tillerson added that his comment is not a criticism of Trump but a "concern that I have about us as Americans and us as a society and us as citizens.