President Obama is holding off on a plan to ditch Congress and enact changes to United States deportation laws through the White House in hope of an immigration reform plan from the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives. According to our U.S. immigration attorney in Los Angeles, the White House has decided to wait until after the August recess for Congress for Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, to release a review of the administration’s enforcement policies.
The plan is aimed to give House Speaker, John Boehner, more time to attempt to unite his party and act on passing an immigration reform bill or a series of immigration measures similar to the U.S. Senate’s already-passed Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill. The goal is to grant some form of legal status to the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants currently in the United States, as well as offer some form of U.S. Citizenship in the future for these people.
“While the review is ongoing, the President believes there is an opportunity for congressional action this summer and has asked Secretary Johnson to hold on releasing any results from his review while this window for congressional action remains open”, the Washington Post quoted an administration official as saying.
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