Many Americans have also chafed at what George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley in June called Obamas imperial presidency, where its become something of a mantra from this administration that the president has decided he will not comply with federal law. Some lawmakers and political observers are attributing any potential delay in unveiling a plan on the upcoming November elections, writes Bill Straub for PJ Media. Republicans stand a better-than-even chance of picking up six Senate seats, which would provide the party with a majority in the upper chamber. By pushing an immigration plan, Obama might be jeopardizing the chances of vulnerable incumbent Democrats in Republican-leaning states. Ultimately, Obamas advisers likely drew a lesson from 1994, political scientist say. That was the year President Bill Clinton signed a 10-year assault weapon ban, which in turn has been credited with increasing the political stature of the gun rights movement and the National Rifle Association a situation that hit Obama significantly, even personally, in the defeat of a post-Newtown gun control package in early 2013. The counterweight of the gun rights movement could be felt againon Saturday.
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View photos US Border Patrol agents look for immigrants crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico to the United States “The reality the president has had to weigh is that we’re in the midst of the political season,” the official said, after Obama considered his decision on a flight back across the Atlantic from a NATO summit on Friday. “Because of the Republicans’ extreme politicization of this issue, the president believes it would be harmful to the policy itself and to the long-term prospects for comprehensive immigration reform to announce administrative action before the elections,” the official added. “Because he wants to do this in a way that’s sustainable, the president will take action on immigration before the end of the year.” – Crucial elections – Obama’s initiative could involve halting deportation proceedings against some illegal immigrants and changing the system of issuing legal immigration documents to foreigners, known as Green Cards. View photos US President Barack Obama delivers a statement on immigration following his meeting with local elect He may also choose to expand a program that offers temporary visas to illegal immigrants who entered the country before they were 16 — and possibly include their parents. A bipartisan immigration reform bill has passed the Senate but it foundered in the Republican-led House of Representatives, where conservatives brand attempts to bring illegal immigrants out of the shadows an amnesty. Republicans also accuse the president of failing to enforce existing border security laws, in a political row that has been exacerbated by the flow of thousands of unaccompanied children across the southern US frontier in recent months.
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6 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday delayed executive action on immigration until after congressional mid-term elections in November. The president had told reporters at the end of a NATO summit in Whales on Friday that he had intended to take action on reshaping the United States’ immigration system without congressional approval before November. The decision not to take action sooner is a reversal of Obama’s vow in June to move forward on immigration reform before the end of the summer after the House said it wouldn’t vote on a bill this year. White House officials said executive action could anger conservatives across the country and could hamper Democratic efforts to retain control of the Senate during the mid-term elections.
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View photos Iraqi security forces guard the main road between Baghdad and Kirkuk on the outskirts of Amerli on S He urged allies to consider how they could contribute so the US could have a plan at the UN General Assembly meeting later this month. European allies, while supportive of the US initiative, were more cautious. – Europe cautious – Britain has left the door open to air strikes in Iraq, but Prime Minister David Cameron played down the prospect of any immediate action. “This will take time, patience and Obama student loan relief resolve,” he told reporters at the end of the summit. “We will proceed carefully and methodically, drawing together the partners we need, above all in the region, to implement a comprehensive plan.” Cameron said NATO leaders were “united in condemnation of these barbaric and despicable acts”. President Francois Hollande said France was ready to join a coalition against IS militants in Iraq, but warned it would not commit to actions in Syria that might aid President Bashar al-Assad in the country’s civil war.
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The decision to postpone means any political repercussions for such action would come after the congressional midterm contests. Obama, who has been weighing ways to change the immigration system on his own after congressional action on the issue stalled, decided to delay any move to take this issue away from those who would use it to score points as a kind of grandstanding issue, the official said. Its too big of an issue to allow it to be used as a tool for people trying to get votes, the White House official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. It isnt about votes for any particular candidate; its about dealing with this issue in an environment that avoids the grandstanding weve seen in the past. The White House informed members of Congress about the Presidents decision, said a Democratic source, also speaking on condition of anonymity. Pro-immigration reform groups reacted angrily. Cristina Jimenez of United We Dream said: The Presidents latest broken promise is another slap to the face of the Latino and immigrant community. Asked Friday whether he was considering a delay, Obama said: I want to be very clear: My intention is, in the absence of action by Congress, Im going to do what I can do within the legal constraints of my office because its the right thing to do for the country.
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Ultimately, the advisers drew a lesson from 1994 when Democratic losses were blamed on votes for gun-control legislation, undermining any interest in passing future gun measures. White House officials said aides realized that if Obamas immigration action was deemed responsible for Democratic losses this year, it could hurt any attempt to pass a broad overhaul later on. We are bitterly disappointed in the president and we are bitterly disappointed in the Senate Democrats, said Frank Sharry, executive director of Americas Voice. We advocates didnt make the reform promise; we just made the mistake of believing it. The president and Senate Democrats have chosen politics over people, the status quo over solving real problems. Republican leaders in Congress also criticized the president, calling his decision a cynical ploy. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Obamas move amounted to Washington politics at its worst. Whats so cynical about todays immigration announcement is that the president isnt saying hell follow the law, hes just saying hell go around the law once its too late for Americans to hold his party accountable in the November elections, McConnell said.