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Does Congress Have a Chance to Sue Obama Over Immigration Order?

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, followed by Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, emerges from a closed-door strategy session with House Republicans, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, followed by Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, emerges from a closed-door strategy session with House Republicans, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

While millions of illegal immigrants look forward to coming out of the shadows, Republican House Speaker John Boehner is planning legal action to stop them,...




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  • Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks to guests at the Iowa Freedom Summit on January 24, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. ( Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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  • New Jersey Gov. and potential presidential candidate Chris Christie speaks during the Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Iowa on Jan. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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  • Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin speaks to guests at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Jan. 24, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. The summit is hosting a group of potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates to discuss core conservative principles ahead of the January 2016 Iowa Caucuses. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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  • House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, the morning after President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech. Boehner announced that he has asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress on dealing with terrorism, but did not consult the White House on the invitation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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  • President Barack Obama speaks during a visit to the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, on Jan. 22, 2015. The veto threats that he's issued over the last three weeks are a microcosm of American politics, representing the roiling issues of the day, the power struggle playing out between Congress and the White House, and even the pique between the president and GOP congressional leaders. Obama, who vetoed just two minor bills over the past six years, has been tossing out veto threats like confetti since Republicans took full control of Congress. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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  • Then Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) sits with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush aboard his campaign plane on Oct. 31, 2012, en route to a campaign stop in Miami, Florida. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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  • FILE - In this July 28, 2014 file photo, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew speaks  at the Treasury Department in Washington. The administration has announced that the budget deficit of the just-completed 2014 fiscal year dropped to $483 billion, the lowest of President Barack Obama’s six years in office. Lew said the figures reflect an economy that’s far healthier than when Obama took office. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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  • FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama is vowing to veto a Republican-backed bill that would ban abortions after the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, as well as a measure that would require a decision on pipeline construction within 12 months. The White House says the abortion bill is an "assault" on a woman's right to choice and "unacceptably restricts" health and reproductive rights. House consideration of the measure this week coincides with the anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Roe versus Wade that legalized abortion.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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  • President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mandel Ngan, Pool)

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  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walks with House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio to make a statement on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 24, 2011. Boehner has invited Netanyahu to address Congress about Iran. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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  • President Barack Obama boards Air Force One, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Boise State University where he will discuss the themes in his State of the Union address. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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  • Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Pellissippi State Community College, in Knoxville, Tenn, Jan. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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