Advocates turn to Obama for action on immigration


Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - Immigration legislation is stalled in Congress, so advocates are turning up the pressure on the Obama administration to stop deportations or grant legal status to some of those in the U.S. illegally.
Activists are speaking up around the country. Labor leaders will press the issue at an upcoming meeting with a top White House official. And advocates say that if the possibility of congressional action recedes, their focus will increasingly shift to the White House.
The possibility is inflaming GOP suspicions, with some Republicans warning that if Congress doesn't act, Obama will be tempted to act on his own to legalize some or all of the 11 million immigrants in the country illegally.
The White House, though, insists the only solution is for Congress to act.

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