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Executive Action and Prosecutorial Discretion: A Resource Page

October 07, 2014 (1 min read)

"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 as an enforcement-driven enterprise, or one that uses the full force of executive branch authority to improve our badly broken system? The following resources discuss how the Administration can and should use executive authority and prosecutorial discretion to prioritize DHS's enforcement efforts on removing persons who are most dangerous to the country." - IPC, October 2014.