SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - President Barack Obama is invoking the Thanksgiving spirit in search of an immigration deal with Congress.
The president says he's willing to go along with House Republicans who want to break immigration reform into pieces. That's a different approach than the Democratic-controlled Senate that passed a comprehensive bill including border security and a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants illegally in the United States.
Obama told a San Francisco audience Monday that, quote, "It's Thanksgiving. We can carve that bill into multiple pieces."
Later, Obama was interrupted by a heckler who shouted at the president to stop deportations that split up families. Obama says he needs the law to change to have that power.
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