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Obama Eyes Higher-Profile Role On Immigration

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's prospects for a sweeping legislative victory this year now rest almost solely on the immigration overhaul working its way through Congress.
 
But immigration's tricky politics have created a dilemma for a president fighting for an issue he considers central to his legacy.
 
If Obama is too closely aligned with the legislation, it could scare away Republicans wary of appearing to hand the president a win. But if he stays on the sidelines and the overhaul runs into trouble on Capitol Hill, Obama will likely be criticized for not using his presidential powers to fight for votes, as he was following the recent failure of gun control measures he championed.


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