Obama To Delay Action On Slowing Deportations Until After Election The president had said he would act at the end of the summer, but political concerns changed the calculation.
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Obama administration officials announced Saturday morning that the White House will delay executive actions on immigration that were expected at the end of the summer because of political concerns over the November midterm elections.
"The reality the president has had to weigh is that we're in the midst of the political season, and because of the Republicans' extreme politicization of this issue, the President believes it would be harmful to the policy itself and to the long-term prospects for comprehensive immigration reform to announce administrative action before the elections," a White House official said in a statement.
Obama announced an administration-wide review of immigration and deportation policy earlier this year, after congressional inaction on the topic and month
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