Obama won't act on immigration until after November elections

Immigrant rights activists shout slogans in front of the White House on Aug 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. United States President Barack Obama will wait until after November's mid-term elections to reform the US immigration system, in a clear bid
Immigrant rights activists shout slogans in front of the White House on Aug 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. United States President Barack Obama will wait until after November's mid-term elections to reform the US immigration system, in a clear bid to shield lawmakers crucial to the Democratic Party's hopes of clinging on to the Senate. -- PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) - United States President Barack Obama will wait until after November's mid-term elections to reform the US immigration system, in a clear bid to shield lawmakers crucial to the Democratic Party's hopes of clinging on to the Senate.

A White House official said on Saturday that Mr Obama had taken the decision to hold off on using his presidential powers to remake a system Congress has failed to fix until after congressional polls.