White House issues veto threat for House immigration measure

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Posted: Dec 04, 2014 12:17 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House issued a veto threat on Thursday for a bill that would block President Barack Obama's recent executive action to lift the threat of deportation for about 4 million undocumented people.

The symbolic measure, sponsored by Republican Representative Ted Yoho from Florida, would allow lawmakers to cast a vote against Obama's immigration move, effectively declaring it illegal. The House vote is scheduled for later on Thursday.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton and Susan Cornwell; Editing by Bill Trott)