WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is accusing opponents of his immigration action of failing to think about the "human consequences."
The president spoke during an Oval Office meeting Wednesday with six young immigrants who would be subject to eventual deportation under a bill passed by the House. The legislation would overturn Obama's executive actions limiting deportations for millions here illegally and giving them the ability to work.
Obama repeated his threat to veto the legislation and says he is confident he could uphold a veto over any attempts to override it.
Obama says the debate has become an "abstraction" and the so-called "Dreamers" he met with "represent the best that this country has to offer." He says the House bill would see them deported, and he thinks that's wrong.