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Obama Won’t Take Immigration Executive Action Until After Elections

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President Barack Obama speaks at a press conference on the second day of the NATO 2014 Summit at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, South Wales, on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. (Credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama will not take any executive actions on immigration until after November’s elections, an administration official confirmed to CNN on Saturday.

The decision to postpone means any direct public blowback or praise for any such action would come after the congressional midterm contests are settled.

Obama, who has been weighing ways to change the U.S. immigration system on his own after congressional action on the issue stalled, decided to postpone any move so that candidates can’t use it to score points, the administration official said.