Lawmaker: Obama waiting for Congress on immigration worsens deportations

03/10/2014 | Hill, The

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Deportations have increased during President Barack Obama's administration as he waits for Congress to act on immigration overhaul, said Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill. Along with Janet Murguía, head of the National Council of La Raza, the lawmaker requested that Obama use his executive authority to slow down on deportations. The president may affect the likelihood of an immigration bill if he uses executive authority on deportations, but he may also lose the support of Hispanics and immigration advocates if he does not act, according to this article.

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