On Saturday, September 6, 2014, President Obama made the announcement that he would delay executive action on Immigration Reform until after the midterm congressional elections.
In a pre-recorded Interview for NBC’s “Meet the Press,” on Sunday, September 7, 2014 President Obama told NBC’s Chuck Todd, that the immigration debate was affected by the large number of unaccompanied children from Latin America coming to the U.S. border.
President Obama stated, “What I’m saying is that I’m going to act because it’s the right thing for the country.” The President also said, “… it’s going to be more sustainable and more effective if the public understands what the facts are on immigration, what we’ve done on unaccompanied children and why it’s necessary.”
It is still expected that the President will act on this issue before the end of the year.
For more details, review the articles below.
Source of Information:
CNN.com, 9/7/14/, Article (with Video):
Obama: Waiting will make immigration executive action ‘more sustainable’
WashingtonPost.com, 9/6/14, Article:
Obama delays executive immigration action until after midterm elections in November
CNN.com, 9/8/14, Article:
Five reasons Obama’s delay on immigration is political
NBCnews.com, 9/7/14, Transcript:
Meet the Press Transcript – September 7, 2014