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Obama chief of staff pledges action on immigration

2 years 1 month 1 week ago September 11, 2014 Sep 11, 2014 Thursday, September 11 2014 September 11, 2014 1:51 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The White House chief of staff is assuring frustrated Latino lawmakers that President Barack Obama will take executive action by the end of the year to address the nation's flawed immigration system, and do as much as he can under the law.

Chief of staff Denis McDonough met with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus at the Capitol Thursday afternoon.

Lawmakers say they vented their anger over Obama's decision to delay his promised executive action until after the elections.

McDonough heard them out and pledged action.

Obama earlier this year promised that, given congressional inaction on comprehensive immigration legislation, he would act on his own by the end of the summer.

But vulnerable Senate Democrats voiced concerns, and on Saturday the White House announced the decision would be delayed.

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