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Under pressure, Obama vows to examine deportations



Published: Fri, March 14, 2014 @ 2:24 p.m.

Under pressure, Obama vows to examine deportations

WASHINGTON (AP) — With prospects for real immigration reform fading, President Barack Obama is yielding to pressure from some of his staunchest allies and looking for ways to act without Congress to ease the suffering caused by deportation. An Oval Office meeting with three Latino lawmakers brought about a late-night announcement from the White House on Thursday: Obama is directing his homeland security chief, Jeh Johnson, to review America’s deportation program, with an eye toward finding more humane ways to enforce the law without contravening it.


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