Hispanic Caucus backs off Thanksgiving deadline on immigration

Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus were left with a choice: either back Mr. Obama up, or reflect concerns of many of their constituents and of immigrant rights groups and protest the change.

The group plans to issue a resolution on the issue. Some wanted to stick with the original demand that Mr. Obama take action immediately after election day. But others argued that wasn’t realistic given what Mr. McDonough had told them, and given that there could be a runoff in early December of the Louisiana Senate race, an aide said. “The CHC would like action ASAP, but as a practical matter, they know it is not likely to come before December.”

On Tuesday, the caucus’ immigration subcommittee approved a resolution calling for action after the elections but before the end of the holiday season. The full caucus is expected to approve the document on Thursday.