Analysis: Politics trump promises on immigration

FILE - This Aug. 28, 2014 file photo shows demonstrators being arrested in front of the White House during a protest on immigration reform. For years, President Barack Obama berated Republicans for putting their own political interests ahead of good policy on immigration. Now that he is delaying his own immigration plan until after Election Day, he has opened himself to charges from Democrats and Republicans that he's just as guilty of playing politics. The president’s about-face, has left him with few allies going forward on an issue he had hoped would become a core component of his legacy. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, President Barack Obama berated Republicans for putting their own political interests ahead of good policy on immigration. In two successive presidential campaigns, he held up Washington’s failure to act on immigration as a prime example of the cynical decision-making he said must end in Washington.

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