WASHINGTON (AP) — Hispanic lawmakers say they have given President Barack Obama several ways his administration can help certain immigrants stay in the U.S. while they await immigration reform in Congress.
Several members of the all-Democratic Congressional Hispanic Caucus met with Obama on Tuesday hoping for administrative remedies for young immigrants brought to the country illegally by parents or for other immigrants in danger of being deported.
The meeting was the third Obama has held on immigration at the White House during the past three weeks.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois says he left the meeting more optimistic.
Two White House advisers who were asked earlier whether the Homeland Security Department has been directed to look at different approaches to deportations would only say that the agency is considering a range of actions.
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