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No More Waiting on Legal Immigration

"As this article will show, an assertive President Obama, with his eyes transfixed on the reelection prize, can do much more to improve our immigration regulations and agency practices, which the President oversees through the Departments of Homeland Security, State, Justice and Labor. With...

THE LAZARUS EFFECT: HOW COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM CAN SURVIVE THE HOUSE GOP AND COME BACK TO LIFE

"... The authors have since 2010 been advocating the ability of the President to ameliorate the plight of non-citizens trapped in a broken system through administrative measures . We have also proposed that the President can resolve the crisis in the backlogs in the employment and family based preferences...

Can a President Halt Deportations? - Lifted Lamp

"A family feud exploded into the open today when activist Ju Hong challenged the President of the United States as the President delivered a steaming bowl of bromides to a friendly pro-immigrant crowd. Hong challenged the President and told the President that he has the power and the authority suspend...

White House Statement on Immigration Reform

"One year ago, the Senate introduced comprehensive bipartisan legislation to fix our broken immigration system. Both sides worked together to pass that bill with a strong bipartisan vote. The Senate’s commonsense agreement would grow the economy by $1.4 trillion and shrink the deficit by nearly...

Video: President Obama Speaks on Immigration Reform

"During a law enforcement briefing, the President delivers remarks on fixing our broken immigration system, May 13, 2014." - White House, May 13, 2014 .

The President’s Discretion, Immigration Enforcement, and the Rule of Law

"The President has the legal authority to make a significant number of unauthorized migrants eligible for temporary relief from deportation that would be similar to the relief available under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The reasons include three main points: 1....

Expert: President Has Wide Legal Authority to Act on Immigration, but Narrow Political Options

Stephen Yale-Loehr , Cornell law professor and co-author of a 21-volume immigration law treatise , assesses President Obama’s legal authority to act unilaterally to fix our broken immigration system. Contact Yale-Loehr at 607-379-9707 or SWY1@cornell.edu Yale-Loehr says: “Legally, the president...

Remarks by the President in Address to the Nation on Immigration: Official Transcript

Remarks by the President in Address to the Nation on Immigration: Official Transcript of Nov. 20, 2014 Speech

BIB Editorial Board Member Michael Olivas Named Interim President of UHD

Noted immigration scholar, educator, author and member of Bender's Immigration Bulletin (LexisNexis) Editorial Board Michael A. Olivas has been named interim president of the University of Houston - Downtown .

President Obama Delivers a Statement on the Supreme Court's Non-Ruling on Immigration

White House, June 23, 2016 - "[O]one of the reasons why America is such a diverse and inclusive nation is because we’re a nation of immigrants. Our Founders conceived of this country as a refuge for the world. And for more than two centuries, welcoming wave after wave of immigrants has kept...

DACA After US v. Texas: Recommendations for the President

CIRI Advocacy Working Group, July 15, 2016 - " This brief summarizes recommendations for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals by leading national-level organizations that support the program and have monitored implementation since 2012. CIRI Advocacy Working Group member organizations represent...