Earlier today, we highlighted analysisfrom a range of legal experts and observers who have stated that President Obama has broad authority to act on immigration. Subsequently, Greg Sargent of the Washington Post’s “The Plum Line,” published a post entitled “How far can Obama go on deportations?”  It features in-depth interviews with John Sandweg, who was… Continue »

As news coverage starts to focus on whether or not President Obama will soon announce a new DACA-style program to protect immigrants who would qualify for the Senate immigration bill from deportation, it’s worth recalling the time that President Bush presided over an executive action on immigration. After the last push to pass legislative immigration… Continue »

The Washington Post editorializes today against President Obama using his executive authority to change immigration enforcement.  What’s curious is that a Post editorial from this past April stated: In fact, all law enforcement involves setting priorities.  Even most Republicans acknowledge that deporting 11 million illegal immigrants, many of whom are employed and have been present in… Continue »

This morning, DRM Action along with NDLON, Erika Andiola, Lorella Praeli, Eddie Carmona, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, and Rep. Raul Grijalva hosted an all-star Congressional briefing on the Hill on what President Obama can do when he takes executive action on immigration reform later this summer.  Using the hashtag #GoBigObama, the group encouraged the President to take meaningful action to protect… Continue »

This week, President Obama made big headlines when he declared that legislative immigration reform was dead, castigated the GOP for inaction, and announced that he would take unilateral action later this summer to reform our immigration system. Today, a leaked memo from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus suggests five potential courses of action for Obama — five… Continue »