A Failure of Discretion

"Delays in background checks are at the root of the inaction, but the problem goes beyond that. Immigration advocates in the South are trying to stop the deportation of dozens of people who spoke out against abuses like dangerous working conditions, unlawful arrests, unpaid wages, racial...

Law Profs Write to Obama on Prosecutorial Discretion

"As immigration law teachers and scholars, we write to express our position on the scope of executive branch legal authority to issue an immigration directive to protect individuals or groups from deportation. We do not take a formal position on what steps the administration should take. Rather...

Executive Action and Prosecutorial Discretion: A Resource Page

"On June 20, 2014, President Obama stated “I’m beginning a new effort to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress.” Yet it is still unclear when and what executive actions President Obama will take. Will his immigration legacy ultimately be remembered...