From the Reno-Gazette Journal:
The death knell of immigration reform that comes with Cantor’s defeat puts more pressure on President Barack Obama to reduce deportations of undocumented immigrants whose only crime is being in the United States illegally, said Louis DeSipio, professor of political science and Latino studies at the University of California, Irvine. The Obama administration had been waiting to see if the House would act on immigration reform. “The ball is in the administration’s court to use the powers that they have,” DeSipio said. “Nobody is counting on Congress anymore.”

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