Immigration

White House Facing Pressure From Grassroots Over Immigration

Obama has urged lawmakers to work on immigration reform

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President Barack Obama has few progressive friends remaining who haven't switched their focus in the immigration debate — turning their sights from critics of the president's agenda to the White House itself.

Nearly all of the grassroots-led organizations that shape the immigration debate on the left now see the White House — and the potential for Obama to act on his own — as the most likely avenue for progress on the issue, given the GOP's control of the House and election-year jitters.