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White House Wants Delay in DOD Immigration Plan

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The White House has asked the Department of Defense to delay a plan that would allow some immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally as children to obtain a limited path to citizenship by serving in the military.
 
The decision to postpone the narrowly drawn proposal is part of the White House effort to put off any immigration-related executive actions until August in hopes House Republicans act on legislation to overhaul the immigration system sometime in the next two months.
 
White House officials have said they don't want to hurt those chances by taking actions exclusively executive branch actions that would anger congressional Republicans. The Senate has already passed immigration legislation.
 
The Pentagon plan would apply to immigrants with medical or language skills.

The New York Times first reported the delay.  (AP)
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