Archive for May, 2011

CAN THE PRESIDENT FIX IMMIGRATION WITHOUT CONGRESS?

The Immigration Policy Center recently published a memo on Presidential authority over the immigration system in the U.S. The state:
“Ultimately, responsibility for failing to reform our dysfunctional immigration system rests on Congress. However, it is rarely the case that a President‘s hands are tied by existing law—and where the President disagrees with current law, his or her policy choices regarding the implementation of that law take on even greater importance.  In the context of immigration, the President and his cabinet have a wide range of choices available that can ameliorate some of the worst excesses of current law.  The legal memo attempts to give a short review of these options and demonstrates how wide the ranges of choices really are.”
To view the memo go to:

http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/just-facts/legal-experts-weigh-executive-branch-authority