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Sat Aug 30, 2014, 02:10 AM

 

Obama Weighing Delay in Action on Immigration

WASHINGTON — President Obama is considering a delay of his most controversial proposals to revamp immigration laws through executive action until after the midterm elections in November, mindful of the electoral peril for Democratic Senate candidates, according to allies of the administration who have knowledge of White House deliberations.

The president vowed in late June to act unilaterally, declaring a deep frustration with what he termed Republican obstruction in Congress. He pledged to act to reshape the immigration system soon after he received recommendations from senior advisers at the end of the summer.

But now Mr. Obama and his aides appear to be stepping back from a firm commitment to that timing, a move that could draw fire from immigration advocacy groups who are expecting decisive action soon. In remarks to reporters on Thursday, Mr. Obama himself hinted at the possibility of a delay.

“Some of these things do affect timelines, and we’re just going to be working through as systematically as possible in order to get this done,” Mr. Obama said. “But have no doubt, in the absence of congressional action, I’m going to do what I can to make sure the system works better.”

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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/30/us/politics/obama-said-to-weigh-delaying-action-on-immigration.html

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Sat Aug 30, 2014, 02:16 AM

1. Probably the best move considering it would hinder

not help Dems with upcoming elections.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014, 02:20 AM

2. I agree.

 

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 02:26 AM

3. Doesn't matter. Republicans will block anything good anyway, no matter

when Dems try to move the issue.

He's trying to help Dems in the midterms and Republicans know that, historically, immigrants have helped Democrats more than they help Republicans, the Cuban American community being a notable exception.

Republicans have to be soiling their linen as America gets more and more Hispanic. They are lodging themselves firmly between a rock and a hate place.

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