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Senator Barbara Boxer reacts to immigration reform

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Senator Boxer warns that highway funding runs out this summer, urges colleagues to pass a temporary funding measure now and work on a long-range solution after the elections.
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Senator Boxer, seen here talking about highway funding, encouraged the president to take executive action on immigration.

Before President Obama's speech on immigration reform Thursday, California Senator Boxer penned an open letter encouraging executive action.

Mr. President, I don't remember hearing one Republican in Congress complain when Republican presidents took executive action on immigration. ... I urge you to ignore the angry voices of the do-nothing crowd in Congress who have repeatedly blocked progress on immigration reform.

That's part of an open letter sent to President Obama, several days before Thursday night's announcement.

Its author, Senator Barbara Boxer of California, joins Take Two. 

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