House OKs bill to block Obama deportation relief

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President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. The president spoke on various topics including the economy, immigration, Ukraine and the Middle East. (AP Photo/Connor Radnovich)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have passed legislation to shut down a program by President Barack Obama granting deportation relief to immigrants brought here illegally as kids.

The legislation that passed 216-192 late Friday could put more than 700,000 immigrants who've received temporary work permits in line for deportation.

It also would block Obama from awarding work permits to other immigrants here illegally.

The bill was supported by conservatives who demanded it as their price for backing a separate measure dealing with the crisis of unaccompanied minors flooding the border.

The Senate has already adjourned for Congress' summer recess so neither bill stands a chance of becoming law.

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