President Obama said in an interview broadcast Sunday that he “bent over backwards” to give Congress leeway to pass immigration reform.

On ABC’s “This Week,” Obama said he has issued fewer executive actions than most former presidents “by a longshot.”

“If you ask historians, take a look at the track records of the modern presidency, I’ve actually been very restrained. And I’ve been very restrained with respect to immigration. I bent over backwards and will continue to do everything I can to get Congress to work,” Obama said.

President Obama said in an interview broadcast Sunday that he “bent over backwards” to give Congress leeway to pass immigration reform.

On ABC’s “This Week,” Obama said he has issued fewer executive actions than most former presidents “by a longshot.”

“If you ask historians, take a look at the track records of the modern presidency, I’ve actually been very restrained. And I’ve been very restrained with respect to immigration. I bent over backwards and will continue to do everything I can to get Congress to work,” Obama said.

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