Obama chief of staff pledges amnesty after election

Washington (AP) — President Barack Obama will act on his own by year’s end to remake the nation’s fractured immigration system, and he will go as far as he can under the law, the White House chief of staff told frustrated Latino lawmakers Thursday. Chief of staff Denis McDonough made the commitments in a closed-door meeting at the Capitol with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Like other Latinos and immigrants rights’ activists the lawmakers were fuming over Obama’s decision Saturday, made under pressure from endangered Senate Democrats, to put off promised executive action on immigration until after November’s midterm elections. [Read More]