Sunday, August 31, 2014
For most of the summer, there has been talk of President Obama's bold executive action on immigration that would break a congressional gridlock on immigration reform. It appears that the administration is rethinking the issue.
Carrie Budoff Brown on Politico.com reports that "White House officials are locked in an intense debate over whether President Barack Obama should announce a plan to defer deportations for millions of undocumented immigrants before Election Day — mindful that whichever choice they make could be tagged as the reason that Democrats lost the Senate. The problem: a lack of consensus, both inside and outside the West Wing, on the political ramifications. With the most endangered Senate Democrats faring better than expected heading into Labor Day, each option carries risks that could shake up the political environment — in essence, creating a September or October surprise."
The New York Times ran a similar story.