Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Law Profs to Obama: You Have Authority to Help DREAMers


"This week student leaders presented White House officials with a letter signed by more than 90 immigration
law professors
who argued that the president has “clear executive
authority” to halt deportations of illegal immigrants who might benefit
from the student legislation. The professors, from universities across
the country, pointed to several measures the president could take under
existing laws to defer deportations and permit young immigrants to stay
temporarily.  The law professors’ letter, which reads like a legal brief, was intended
as a response to administration officials who have said Mr. Obama does
not have the authority to issue a reprieve for large groups of illegal
immigrants. One measure they cite was used by President Jimmy Carter to
admit thousands of Cubans to the United