President Obama is pushing back any executive action on immigration until after the November midterms, a White House official said on Saturday.
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“The reality the president has had to weigh is that we’re in the midst of the political season, and because of the Republicans’s extreme politicization of this issue, the president believes it would be harmful to the policy itself and to the long-term prospects for comprehensive immigration reform to announce administrative action before the elections,” a White House official emailed to the The Hill.

After numerous conversations with his cabinet, members of Congress, and stakeholders, the official said, Obama decided that postponing any executive action was the best route.

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