From The Arizona Republic:
In a statement, White House officials said Obama wanted to avoid diminishing the long-term prospects for comprehensive immigration-reform legislation by waiting until the end of the year to act on his own. But Louis DeSipio, a political-science professor at the University of California, Irvine, said he believes there is now almost no chance Congress will pass immigration legislation while Obama is in office. By the end of the year, he will be "weaker in legislative terms and less likely to get something out of Congress," De­Sipio said.

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