A Political Reversal on Immigration Reform

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Three months ago, President Obama blasted Republicans and promised executive action on immigration reform, and the message has been “it’s coming.” But now he says the politics have changed, and the “action” has been postponed until after November’s elections. Disappointment is turning to anger for millions of Latinos and othersincluding potential voters this year and in 2016. What would “executive action” be? Would the political consequences have been more damaging than the backlash from a broken promise?

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