ImageWhile Congress has repeatedly tried and failed to reform our immigration laws over the past 10 years, Congress—along with successive presidential administrations—has nonetheless succeeded in escalating the enforcement of the existing broken laws. And the impact of that increased enforcement on American families, businesses, and communities has reached a crisis level. Two-thirds of all unauthorized immigrants currently living in the United States have resided here for more than a decade and are long settled and well integrated into our communities, yet immigrants are being deported in record numbers.
President Obama can still do much more administratively to make immigration enforcement more rational and humane while Congress delays. This report discusses the legal authority for executive action on immigration, and explores several administrative mechanisms that the president could adopt to make enforcement more sensible and humane.

Read more and download the full report here.