Obama pressed to expand deportation program for millions

The Hill — President Obama is facing heavy pressure from both sides of the immigration fight as he nears a self-imposed deadline for likely changes to his deportation policy. Immigration reform advocates, including many Democrats on Capitol Hill, argue that Obama has both the legal authority and a moral obligation to use his executive pen to halt deportations for millions of immigrants living in the country illegally. Critics of that approach, including most Republicans, say the administration overstepped its powers when it adopted the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) in 2012, which allows certain immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children to stay in the country and work. [Read More]