As Obama returns from vacation, advocates look for executive action on amnesty

Obama will be in Washington for just one full week before departing on a trip to Estonia and Wales in early September to reassure NATO allies amid conflict with Russia.

Obama announced in June that he would take action on immigration “before the end of summer.”

Kamal Essaheb, an attorney at the National Immigration Law Center, pointed to Obama’s June remarks, saying the president promised to make policy consistent with American values and “we expect him to do that when he’s back from vacation.”

“People are waiting every day to see if the president’s going to make an announcement,” he said.