Obama’s immigration decision could roil 2014 election

Washington Post, August 27 at 3:32 PM

Both political parties are in a state of high anxiety over the possibility that President Obama will allow millions of illegal immigrants to remain in the country, fearing that White House action on the issue could change the course of November’s midterm elections.

In the past few days, Democratic candidates in nearly every closely fought Senate race have criticized the idea of aggressive action by Obama. Some strategists say privately that it would signal the president has written off the Democrats’ prospects for retaining control of the chamber, deciding to focus on securing his own legacy instead.

Senior Republicans, meanwhile, have their own worries about a “September surprise” on immigration.

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