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May 28, 2014


Obama Delays Deportation Review

President Obama "has directed the secretary of Homeland Security to delay until after the summer a deportation enforcement review that officials feared would anger House Republicans and doom any lingering hopes for an immigration overhaul in Congress this year," the New York Times reports.

"Some immigration activists have demanded that the president take even bolder actions to reduce deportations. But senior White House officials said the president was worried that any action would be viewed by House Republicans as an abuse of executive power and would fuel the already intense opposition to a more long-lasting solution to the country's immigration problems."

First Read: "But while Obama is giving Republicans more time on immigration, he's also potentially giving them more rope to possibly hang themselves, given the demographic trends in this country. As we've written before, immigration continues to be a nuclear weapon of sorts in Republican contests."












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