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Obama Gives Boehner One More Chance to Pass Immigration (Updated) (Video)

Immigration advocates march to the Capitol then on to the White House on May 1, calling on Congress and President Obama to stop deportations that separate families. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Updated 8:20 a.m. May 28 | President Barack Obama won't act to reduce deportations on his own until the end of the summer — giving Speaker John A. Boehner one more chance to vote on an immigration overhaul.  

Two administration officials confirmed that the president has directed Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to hold off on releasing the results of his review of immigration policy in the meantime.  

Democrats Challenge Obama on Deportations

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

CAMBRIDGE, Md. — Behind closed doors here Friday morning, President Barack Obama told House Democrats challenging his deportation policies that there are limits to his executive authority.  

Multiple House Democrats challenged the president on his refusal to end deportations that are splitting up families. Advocates for legalizing immigrants here illegally have been seeking an executive order ending such deportations for years, and have renewed their push after Speaker John A. Boehner downplayed the chances the House would act on an immigration overhaul .