Sunday, September 7, 2014

Obama delays action on immigration/deportations until after midterms

The big news for this weeks is President Obama's decision to delay taking action on immigration/deportations, despite pressure from immigrant advocates. Here's a range of coverage from the media beginning with an analysis from BuzzFeed:

Inside President Obama’s Decision To Delay Immigration Actions

Ints Kalnins / Reuters

Obama Delays Immigration Action, Yielding to Democratic Concerns
From the New York Times: “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. “Because he wants to do this in a way that’s sustainable, the president will take action on immigration before the end of the year.”

Protesters outside the White House last month. President Obama had promised to issue broad directives to overhaul the immigration system by summer’s end.

More in-depth analysis from the New York Times:
Political Shift Stalls Efforts to Overhaul Immigration

NBC news had an exclusive interview with President Obama on today's Meet the Press:

Exclusive: Obama Blames Border Crisis for Immigration Reform Delay

Democrats criticize Obama on immigration-order delay

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