As hopes for a legislative fix fade, Obama mulls executive action
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Over the past five years, President Obama has overseen the deportation of nearly 2 million undocumented immigrants, mostly to Mexico and Central America. So it was a notable event on March 13 when he invited Hispanic lawmakers into the Oval Office to express his regret about that record–his “deep concern about the pain too many families feel from the separation,” in the words of a White House statement.
Those words may come to mark a shift in strategy for Obama, who is adjusting to the fact that Republicans in Congress are again unlikely to move forward on immigration reform this year.