The Guardian and Bloomberg: What Will Obama do?

by Protima Daryanani

Congress began a five-week recess without passing any legislation to address immigration reform or the current border surge.  President Obama says he now intends "to act alone." The Guardian explores the options available to the President, from extending Deferred Action to the parents of DACA recipients or parents of children born in the United States, to Parole in Place, to new procedures and standards for deportation

It will be interesting to see how far the President goes. Many, including the President himself, believe he extended his administrative powers to their limits last year in providing Deferred Action for the DREAMERS.  Bloomberg highlights this aspect of the problem stating:

Among the actions being considered is granting some of the 12 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally work permits that would allow them to stay in the country, according to a Democratic Senate aide and immigration advocates.

That’s sure to reignite Republican accusations that Obama exceeding his constitutional authority, one of their main campaign themes for November’s midterm elections. The Republican-controlled House last month voted to sue Obama over implementation of his signature health-care law.

Some Republicans are even going as far as stating that they would call for impeachment if the President stretched his powers too far.  Stay tuned.  We will be sure to post updates as soon as we have them.