Comment: Executive Action on Immigration
The Bridge Project provides a good resource on the history of executive actions and arguments why President Obama needs to use executive action to fix the broken immigration system. USA Today writes:

Now that Congress is on August recess without any action on immigration, many people are speculating on what Obama might do - or try do - on the politically charged issue. There will likely be two sets of major Obama announcements in the coming weeks or months: One addressing the recent influx of migrants from Central America, the other on the immigration system overall. The president is likely to act sooner on the Central American migrants, many of whom are children. In his news conference on Friday, Obama talked about re-allocating resources to move more agents, detention centers, and immigration judges to the border as soon as possible. Obama is also looking at executive actions on the overall immigration system, given the fact that Congress cannot agree on a 'comprehensive' immigration bill.
We have long argued that President Obama should use his executive power to do what he can to fix our broken immigration system. It appears that some action from the White House is imminent. Please let us know your thoughts on what executive action if any the President should take on immigration by writing to us at editor@ilw.com.

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