By Chris Johnson | November 20, 2014
President Obama inspired reactions from one extreme to the other on Thursday over the executive action he announced on immigration, but the sentiment expressed by many LGBT groups is somewhere in between.
In a 15-minute speech delivered that evening in the East Room of the White House, Obama announced his administration will take action on its own because Congress has refused to act on comprehensive immigration reform legislation.
“I continue to believe that the best way to solve this problem is by working together to pass that kind of common sense law,” Obama said. “But until that happens, there are actions I have the legal authority to take as president — the same kinds of actions taken by Democratic and Republican presidents before me — that will help make our immigration system more fair and more just.”