Immigration Law

Arizona v. U.S. and Obama's Deferred Action Policy: Geoffrey Hoffman

"I am hopeful that this decision is fully utilized for what it actually stands for: embracing the executive's power to fashion an intelligent and targeted approach to immigration enforcement. There should be no doubt that the president's power to do just that was the real holding of Arizona v. US. I am hopeful too that the new deferred action policy from Obama is just the beginning of a more sophisticated understanding of what it means to be undocumented, a more intelligent enforcement of our immigration laws and a new, thoughtful debate about immigration reform." - Geoffrey Hoffman is a Clinical Associate Professor and Faculty Supervisor of the University of Houston Law Center's Immigration Clinic.