WASHINGTON – Some conservative Republicans on Capitol Hill are spoiling for a fight with President Barack Obama over his plans to act unilaterally to protect millions of immigrants living here illegally from deportation.
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They want to use upcoming spending bills to stop it.
In the Senate, Jeff Sessions of Alabama is among those arguing to use an upcoming must-pass spending bill to try to block Obama from acting on his own. A similar effort is taking shape in the House, where Rep. Matt Salmon of Arizona says more than 50 Republicans have signed a letter he's circulating.
GOP leaders appear cool to the effort since it could lead to a confrontation that, if taken far, could spark a government shutdown.