Obama likely to delay deportations . . . Fox News
One of President Obama’s first moves toward trying to “fix” the U.S. immigration system without Congress will almost certainly be to expand on his 2012 executive order postponing deportation for potentially millions of young illegal immigrants, say experts on both sides of the debate.
Issa demands immediate deportation . . . Newsmax
Rep. Darrell Issa and 32 other Republicans sent a letter to Obama demanding he stop illegal immigration at the border now and make clear that such migrants would be returned to their countries of origin.
WH: No change to immigrant strategy . . . The Hill
The White House is not planning to reassess its strategy for handling thousands of unaccompanied minors streaming across the border amid mass protests.
Rick Perry: Obama hasn’t called . . . Newsmax
Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Obama had not called him since the onslaught of illegal immigrants descended upon his state, despite the fact the migrants were probably coming to the United States because of the message from the White House.
“Open season” on border patrol . . . Newsmax
Budget woes, bureaucratic spats, bad U.S. policy and hostile federal judges are making the job of guarding America’s borders more difficult and thankless than ever.
Immigrant kids pose humanitarian crisis . . . AFP
Despite Obama’s best efforts to persuade them not to try their luck – on the basis that they will eventually be thrown out – hundreds of children keep arriving daily across the Mexican border.
US military faces cuts amid growing crises . . . Reuters
For U.S. defense planners already struggling to implement savage spending cuts, the last year has been one of the most demanding since the immediate aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Up to 120 military advisors in Somalia . . . Reuters
U.S. military advisors have secretly operated in Somalia since around 2007 and Washington plans to deepen its security assistance to help the country fend off threats by Islamist militant group al Shabaab.
Obama is so annoyed with Congress . . . Washington Post
Obama’s displeasure with gridlock in Washington — and with the Republicans he blames for it — has been rising for months. This week it has boiled over.
Obama readying further financial reform . . . Politico
Obama said “further reforms” of Wall Street are needed, arguing that there remains too much focus on making profits through big banks’ trading desks as opposed to investing in companies and the “real” economy.
WH: Don’t look at us on equal pay . . . Examiner
The White House insists that it is doing better than the country at large in ensuring women receive fair paychecks — despite their own shortcomings.