Comment: Obama Missing the Boat on Immigration Reform

Immigration Daily is pleased to carry an incisive report by Peter Schey, President and Executive Director of Center for Human Rights and Constitution Law: Comprehensive White House Immigration Reform: President Obama is Missing the Boat and Leaving Millions of Immigrants Stranded.



This report argues that President Obama's immigration reform ship is sinking, but has not yet sunk. The report demonstrates step by step how President Obama can quickly correct the situation and achieve major immigration reform, helping millions of immigrants, with no action needed by Congress. Here is the brief summary of the recommendations:



  1. To protect immigrants' rights under DAPA/DACA, and to overcome the primary reason for the injunction now blocking DAPA/expanded DACA, President Obama should promptly issue formal regulations on DAPA/DACA.

  2. President Obama should adopt regulations allowing all immigrants eligible for family or employment----based visas under existing law, and the parents of DACA recipients, to apply for and be granted "advance parole" (permission to travel abroad and return to the U.S.) for personal or business purposes.

  3. President Obama should immediately reverse his policy of detaining Central American "mothers" and their children in response to the temporary 2014 "surge" in Central American minors entering the U.S.

  4. The Administration should promptly adopt regulations allowing thousands of Central Americans and Haitians who have been residing continuously in the U.S. for over 25 years on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to obtain lawful permanent resident status.

  5. President Obama should modify the terms of the recently issued Priorities Enforcement Program (PEP) (involving "priorities" for deportation) and adopt the policy as a formal regulation. Immigrants who are not security threats or have not been convicted of serious crimes should be granted "stays of deportation" until the Administration has eliminated the backlog of cases involving national security threats and serious criminal convictions.

  6. Adopt regulations to increase the number of immigrants granted "waivers" of inadmissibility.



We exhort President Obama and his administration to seriously consider these recommendations and deliver the long promised and sorely needed immigration reform.



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