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:
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.