White House Facing Pressure From Grassroots Over Immigration

Obama has urged lawmakers to work on immigration reform


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.