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Expert: Every Branch of Government is to Blame for Immigration Problems

January 18, 2024 (1 min read)

Maria Ramirez Uribe, PolitiFact, Jan. 17, 2024

"As members from separate branches of government point fingers at one another, the persistent situation at the border leaves voters with plenty of questions. "What branch of government is ‘really’ responsible for the crisis at the border?" a reader asked PolitiFact in an email. Is it the president or Congress? ... "Each of the three branches of government has a role to play in immigration law and policy, and each has failed," said Cornell University immigration law professor, Stephen Yale-Loehr. "The result: a quagmire, where nothing gets resolved and matters get worse every day. Every branch of government is to blame." ... The courts have both ruled with and against the executive branch under both Republican and Democratic administrations, Yale-Loehr said.  "Thus, people don’t know how courts will rule, which reduces predictability," he said. "Moreover, litigation takes time, and is not a good way to manage immigration law and policy." "