Will Pres. Obama Act on Immigration Reform Before the end of the Year?

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Now that the midterm elections are over, immigrant activists around the country are wondering whether President Barack Obama will fulfill his promise to act on immigration reform by the end of the year.

In June, Obama announced that he would be taking executive action on immigration by the end of the summer, following the reviews and recommendations of the Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department. However, the president backtracked on his bold remarks and postponed any moves until after November 4, succumbing to the pressure from Senate Democrats who believed such a decision would threaten their positions.

“There was a political miscalculation from the administration that delaying executive action would help them save the Senate,” Lorella Praeli, advocacy director for United We Dream, a group for young immigrants, said about the postponement, as some Democrats in hotly contested seats did not win anyway -

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