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Could Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump Change Immigration?

immigration_500x314Let’s take a peek at recent immigration decisions.

On June 15, 2012 President Obama signed an executive order creating a policy of deferred action for certain undocumented young people (DACA).

In 2013 the House of Representatives voted to defund DACA, however since the program was funded by application fees and not taxes, Congress was unable to defund it.

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced another executive action to grant deferred action for certain parents of Americans and legal permanent residents.

This action, labeled DAPA, sought to expand DACA to include a larger population.  Several states file lawsuits, stating that DAPA was unconstitutional. In June of 2016, the Supreme Court affirmed a lower court’s decision to block the program.

Congress has so far failed to pass any new immigration legislation able to survive a presidential veto. It is unlikely Congress will bring forth any new immigration policies in the near term.

The President has broad authority over immigration. The Supreme Court checks the president’s powers. The President has precedent of making immigration decisions; namely – deciding who enters the United States.

The President has the authority to deny or allow admission of people or groups of people into the United States.  Immigration law gives much discretionary authority to the Executive Branch.

The President has the power to sign Executive Orders, however in order to make the vast changes proposed by either candidate, an act of Congress is required.

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