WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has asked his Homeland Security chief to hold off on completing a review of U.S. deportation policies until the end of the summer, senior White House officials said Tuesday, in a move aimed at salvaging ...
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Summary: The president really wants to maximize the opportunity to get a permanent solution enacted for immigration which requires Congress. Obama has asked his Homeland Security chief to hold off on completing a review of U.S. deportation policies until the end of the summer. The delay defuses an emerging split among traditional Obama allies that emerged after the president commissioned the deportation review. Obama has previously taken modest executive steps to ease deportation, and cautioned that the government is constrained in what it can do without Congress until there is a solution.
Insight: Knowing people that are immigrants and the amount of illegal immigrants in the U.S made me want to read the article as soon as I seen the title. I knew that it would relate to the subjects we're learning in class. Moreover, The president has the power to delay such bills and although that would make congress unhappy, they are checking one another. Obama has an open window to prove why we should ease deportation. He has the power to influence. Along with that comes opposing views. Republicans have refused to take up on a comprehensive bill passed by the Senate last year with bipartisan support that Obama says meets his criteria for what an immigration fix must include. Republicans preferred their own piecemeal approach. The solution will be tough but I really like where Obama stands in all of this and what his actions are intending to do.