Congressional Hispanic Caucus to Meet with WH Officials to Discuss Executive Actions
White House officials will reportedly meet with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Friday just a week after President Barack Obama promised the group that he would unilaterally ease deportations.
A spokesperson for Rep. Ruben Hinjosa (D-TX), who chairs the Caucus, told Time that the Congressional Hispanic Caucus plans "to meet with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and White House counsel Neil Eggleston at the White House."
Obama asked Attorney General Eric Holder and Johnson to issue recommendations for executive actions he can take to unilaterally change as many of the nation's immigration laws as possible. Friday's meeting will center around unilateral actions that are important to Congressional Hispanic Caucus Members. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus has already given Obama a "wish list" of executive actions.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) said Obama promised to "stop the deportation of our people" at a White House meeting last week. Reports have also indicated that Obama may expand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) temporary amnesty program for certain DREAMers to the parents of illegal immigrant children. That would possibly give temporary amnesty to millions of more illegal immigrants.
Obama will meet with the presidents of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala at the White House on Friday to discuss the border crisis.