White House giving Boehner room on immigration, fends off pressure to act on its own

  • Article by: DONNA CASSATA , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 7, 2014 - 7:00 PM

WASHINGTON — As Republican leaders dampen expectations for overhauling immigration laws this year, the White House is hoping that the GOP resistance is temporary and tactical, and it's resisting pressure from some political allies for President Barack Obama to take matters into his own hands and ease his administration's deportation record.

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