What will become of more than 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States? An administration proposal leaked to a U.S. newspaper would establish a path to permanent legal residency - a gateway to eventual citizenship.
But Republican lawmakers are angry over the disclosure, accusing President Obama of preempting bipartisan efforts.
“By giving advantage to those who cut in front of the line for immigrants who come here legally, not dealing with border security adequately, that tells me he is looking for partisan advantage,” said Congressman Paul Ryan.
“Does the president want a result? Or does he want another cudgel [weapon] to beat up Republicans?,” said Senator John McCain.
In fact, Obama had already put Capitol Hill on notice.
“If Congress cannot come up with a plan in a timely fashion, I will send up a bill based on my proposal,” Obama said.
As lawmakers’ tempers flared, White House officials scrambled to respond.
“I hope that Republicans and Democrats up there do not get involved in some kind of typical Washington back-and-forth sideshow here and rather just roll up their sleeves and get to work,” said the president’s chief of staff, Denis McDonough.
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2.preempt vt. 先占；先取；以先买权获得
We arrived early at the theatre so as to preempt the front seats.
3.scramble vi. 爬行，攀登；不规则地生长；仓促行动
Faced by emergency situations people are thought to suddenly behave like selfish animals, trampling others in the scramble to escape.
4.sideshow n. 穿插表演；串演的节；小事件
But to solve the problem of violent extremism, clever technology and algorithms are only a sideshow.