It’s sounding more and more like President Obama will announce a plan to protect millions of immigrant families across the country within the next couple of weeks. Convincing the President that he must act in the face of Congress’ inaction is a fight we’ve been able to win. Now we need to tell him him… Continue »

The two-year anniversary of DACA/deferred action was last Friday, providing a reminder of just how important DACA has been to more than half a million DREAMers and why it’s so important that such relief be extended to other immigrants who qualify for the Senate immigration bill. At La Opinión today is an editorial calling on President to take action —… Continue »

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program celebrated its two-year anniversary last Friday.  To celebrate DACA’s anniversary, a range of voices are highlighting the program’s success – for the nearly 600,000 DACA recipients and for the country as a whole.  As many of these voices make clear, DACA’s successes make a strong case for… Continue »

From David Leopold today at the Huffington Post: 1. Expand “Deferred Action” to More Qualified Immigrants. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA–the deportation reprieve offered to qualified undocumented youth in 2012–is the best example of how executive authority can make an unworkable immigration system more workable. DACA has given hundreds of thousands of DREAMers… Continue »

Watch this segment from All In With Chris Hayes yesterday, with New Republic Senior Editor Brian Beutler, United We Dream’s Lorella Praeli, and Case Western School of Law’s Jonathan Adler, in which the guests underscored the fact that it is well within President Obama’s power to take executive action on immigration and deportations. As Adler said: In… Continue »

The legal defense for President Obama taking executive action on immigration continues to grow.  Yesterday, the American Bridge PAC released a memo of executive orders that previous presidents — Republicans included — have announced on immigration.  Today, two key pieces further illustrate that Obama has the power to use existing powers to protect certain immigrants from deportation.… Continue »

The following is a press release from the National Immigration Law Center: NILC and legal scholars discuss President Obama’s options during press briefing President Obama has the legal authority and historical precedent to issue broad administrative relief in the area of immigration, legal scholars and practitioners agreed Wednesday during a telephonic press briefing sponsored by… Continue »

Legal Case is Airtight, Use by Republican Presidents Extensive and Leader Pelosi Weighs In As the debate unfolds about the expected executive action on immigration by President Obama, expected to be announced sometime in September, the case for doing so gains supporters and supportive arguments every day.  Among the most recent key developments: Eric Posner,… Continue »

In new must-read analysis posted at The New Republic, Brian Beutler dissects some of the recent criticism directed at President Obama’s potential executive action on immigration.  Among the key excerpts include the following assessment: Congress gave Obama the discretion he’s planning to use and Congress can take it away.  Congress won’t do that, though, just… Continue »

Ahead of President Obama’s anticipated executive announcement on immigration sometime in the next few weeks, Democrats are making the case that there is political cover and precedent for Obama to take action. Today, the American Bridge released a new memo highlighting 10 instances in which past presidents have used executive action to apply immigration law.  Below… Continue »