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Jarrett: Obama honored Boehner's request on immigration

President Barack Obama honored a request from House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to hold off making a “very public push” on immigration during the primary season, White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett told Lynn Sweet.

Serafin Bahena (left) celebrates with others at Centro Civico Mexicano in Salt Lake City after President Barack Obama's nationally televised address Thursday night. | Rick Bowmer/AP

Obama offers relief from deportation amid Republican fury

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, in announcing Thursday his unilateral actions to save up to 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation, made humanitarian, economic and national security appeals as a certain slice of Republicans could not contain their outrage. Obama delivered a prime-time speech from the White House, where he outlined his plans to make a priority of deporting criminals — and not illegal immigrants who live here and have not gotten into trouble.

A member of the Secret Service's uniformed division talks with anti-amnesty activists as they gather on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House on Thursday night. | Getty Images

Obama's immigration executive order: Here are the details

WASHINGTON — Under President Barack Obama’s immigration executive order, announced on Thursday, illegal immigrants who have minor run-ins with law enforcement will not have to worry about the incident triggering deportation, according to senior administration officials.