Mulling It Over: Obama Considering Unilateral Action on Immigration

Critics say amnesty's coming but it could just be temporary work permits


House and Senate lawmakers are running up against an end-of-the-week August recess without a compromise on legislation addressing the border crisis—potentially playing into the hands of President Obama as he weighs sweeping unilateral action on immigration. 

Speculation is widespread about what actions the Obama administration might take on its own, but advocates and lawmakers in touch with the administration tell The Associated Press that the White House is making plans to act to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally.