Law Professors Agree: Obama Has Executive Power To Provide Relief To DREAMers

"Since the DREAM Act was narrowly defeated in Congress in December 2010, DREAMers around the country have been calling on President Obama to provide executive relief to immigrant youth and their families. However, the Obama Administration has repeatedly stalled, saying that they lack the...

Not the DREAM Act, but a Temporary End to the Fear of Removal for Some Undocumented Youth

By Carrie Rosenbaum On June 15 President Obama announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would not deport certain undocumented youth who would otherwise be eligible for the DREAM Act. The administration instituted a policy change, but not an Executive Order. However, because Congress...

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: Should Undocumented Young People Apply?

By Dan Berger and Stephen Yale-Loehr The Obama administration's program for young people who came to the United States as children and lack a valid immigration status (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) has sparked extensive debate, advice, and analysis. In this Emerging Issues Analysis, Dan...