Obama’s Advisers in Final Review of Immigration Options

Bloomberg — President Barack Obama’s lawyers are finishing months of work on a legal rationale for unilateral action on immigration that will have to withstand Republican assaults in the courts and during the congressional election campaign. With a self-imposed deadline three weeks away, Obama has kept his deliberations closely held, even among White House advisers, while requesting information from staff, according to an administration official. The legal review of his authority hasn’t been presented to Obama yet, the official said.
No announcement is likely until after Obama returns from a trip next week to Estonia and Wales, according to the official, who asked for anonymity to describe internal discussions. Lawmakers and immigration advocates were advised earlier this summer that Obama was seeking to relieve the … [Read More]