Obama: What happened with deportation reviews?

Immigration Oddity -Chapter 3
Immigration Oddity -Chapter 3

“Grandpa, I just came across an article about Obama, immigration and deportations. What does it mean delay for a better opportunity? He was the one asking for the review, right?”

“What are you talking about?”

“I’ve found this at the Huffington post

Obama Delays Homeland Security Deportation Review


President Barack Obama has asked his Homeland Security chief to hold off on completing a review of U.S. deportation policies until the end of the summer,

… Obama in March directed the government to examine whether deportation practices can be made more humane, seeking to pacify frustrated immigration advocates.

English: Barack Obama delivering his electoral...

…The delay defuses an emerging split among traditional Obama allies that emerged after the president commissioned the deportation review.

Some immigration advocates and Democrats urged Obama to take immediate executive action in the face of congressional procrastination. But others insisted the focus should remain on pressuring House Republicans to act while there’s still a chance — however slim — to pass a bill that could provide a path to citizenship for the 11.5 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally.

Obama informed Johnson of his decision to delay the review during a White House meeting last week in which Johnson updated the president on the review’s progress, a senior White House official said. Homeland Security will continue working on the review but won’t release the results until the window for congressional action has closed …

…. But Obama has previously taken modest executive steps to ease deportation. Two years ago, he offered protection from deportation and extended work permits to some immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Johnson has said he’s reviewing a possible expansion of that program, but he and Obama have both cautioned that the government is constrained in what it can do without Congress.”

“And?” Asked Grandpa.

“Why does he ask for a review and then delays any decision on the subject?”

“Do you remember our conversation when we reviewed the IMMIGRATION ODDITY?

“Sure, I do? And I do remember what the motivation for ‘provide a path to citizenship’ was”

“And does it resonate with …”

And Grandpa recalled some of the discussions of that evening [Read Chapter 3]

“I understand, Grandpa. Cristal clear!”

They were talking about their conversation in Chapter 3 of the book

The Five Oddities of the Obama Presidency” by J.M. Malionn

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