By Ted Hesson
Congress isn’t likely to act on immigration reform this year. That puts the spotlight on President Obama.
Activists are already calling on him to halt deportations, at least of certain low-priority cases. A move like that could blow up any chance of an immigration deal in the near future, since Republicans already say they can’t trust Obama to enforce immigration laws.
This isn’t a zero-sum game, though: there are plenty of small-scale immigration fixes that Obama can work on now without jeopardizing a future bill.