Immigration Policy: How Much Can President Do Without Congress' Approval?

Donald Trump has made a promise to enact immigration restrictions a central part of his appeal for the Republican presidential nomination, from increasing physical barriers on the border to his call for a temporary ban on Muslim immigration. On the Democratic side, both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have made promises that they will provide temporary protection from removal for an even larger category of immigrants without status than President Obama's currently enjoined Deferred Action for Parents of Americans or "DAPA" program would.

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