Obama delays deportation review to give immigration bill a chance

President Obama will not make changes to America’s deportation system for at least two months, administration officials said Wednesday, to give House Republican leaders more time to search for votes for an overhaul of immigration laws.

Obama asked Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to delay completion of a formal review of the deportation system until Congress adjourns in August, giving the House time to consider legislative action before Washington is consumed by the fall election campaigns, the officials said.

Obama asked Johnson to hold off on issuing recommendations from his review “while this window for Congressional action remains open,” a homeland security official said…

The review, which Obama had ordered in March, was expected to land on the president’s desk in early June.

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