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Presidential executive action on immigration : overview and issues

Author: David Ferguson, (Editor)
Publisher: New York : Nova Publishers, 2015.
Series: Immigration in the 21st century: political, social and economic issues.
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President Obama announced in June 2014 that he would seek ""to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own"" through administrative action. It seems likely that such actions will prompt heated legal debate concerning the scope of the Executive's discretionary authority over immigration matters, including with respect to the enforcement of immigration-related sanctions and the granting of immigration  Read more...
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Presidential executive action on immigration
(OCoLC)907467100
Named Person: Barack Obama; Barack Obama
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Ferguson, (Editor)
ISBN: 9781634822640 1634822641
OCLC Number: 907640231
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ACTION ON IMMIGRATION: OVERVIEW AND ISSUES; PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ACTION ON IMMIGRATION: OVERVIEW AND ISSUES; Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1: Executive Discretion as to Immigration: Legal Overview; Summary; Express Delegations of Discretionary Authority; Statutory Authorization to Grant Benefits or Relief; Temporary Protected Status; Work Authorization; Statutory Waivers of Restrictions on Benefits or Relief; Waivers of Grounds of Inadmissibility; Parole; Potential Constraints; Discretion in Enforcement. Determining Whether to Issue an NTADeferred Action; Potential Constraints; Discretion in Interpreting and Applying Statutes; Not Counting Derivatives; Eligibility of Aliens with TPS for Adjustment of Status; Potential Constraints; End Notes; Chapter 2: The Obama Administration's November 2014 Immigration Initiatives: Questions and Answers; Summary; What Actions Are Being Taken by the Obama Administration?; Border Security; Unlawfully Present Population; Legal Immigration; Other; Did the President Issue an Executive Order?; What Is the Legal Authority for the Administration's Actions? Prosecutorial or Enforcement DiscretionExpress Delegations of Statutory Authority; Executive Discretion When Statutes Are "Silent or Ambiguous"; Are There Constitutional or Related Constraints upon the Executive's Discretionary Authority over Immigration Enforcement?62; What Other Legal Issues Might Be Raised by the Administration's Actions?; Does Granting Deferred Action to Unlawfully Present Aliens Legalize Their Status?; Will Aliens Granted Deferred Action Be Eligible for Public Benefits?; Who Has Standing to Challenge the Administration's Initiatives?; "Taxpayer Standing." Government PersonnelMembers of Congress; State Governments; Economic Competitors; Is There Historical Precedent for the Administration's Actions?; End Notes; Chapter 3: The President's Immigration Accountability Executive Action of November 20, 2014: Overview and Issues; Summary; Introduction; Overview of Major U.S. Immigration Policy Issues; Broad Elements of Immigration Reform; Summary of the President's Executive Action; Border Security; Coordinating Border Security; Discussion; Enforcement Priorities, Secure Communities, ; and Pay Reform; Enforcement Priorities; Detention Priorities. Removal StatisticsSecure Communities/Interoperability; Personnel Reform; Discussion; Deferred Action, Parole, and Provisional Inadmissibility Waivers; Deferred Action; Expansion of Eligibility for DACA; Establishment of the New Deferred Action Process; Parole; Expansion of Use of Parole-in-Place for Military Families; Advance Parole; Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers; Expansion of Eligibility for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers; Clarification of Extreme Hardship Standard; Discussion; High-Skilled Workers; Permanent Employment-Based Immigration77.
Series Title: Immigration in the 21st century: political, social and economic issues.
Responsibility: David Ferguson, editor.

Abstract:

President Obama announced in June 2014 that he would seek ""to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own"" through administrative action. It seems likely that such actions will prompt heated legal debate concerning the scope of the Executive's discretionary authority over immigration matters, including with respect to the enforcement of immigration-related sanctions and the granting of immigration benefits or privileges. On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced his Immigration Accountability Executive Action which revises some U.S. immigration policies and initiates sever.
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