Congress is supposed to make laws, right? But there’s a section of immigration law that lets the president do whatever he wants. And Trump has.
Felipe De La Hoz is a reporter focusing on policy and investigative immigration coverage. He is the co-founder of BORDER/LINES, a weekly newsletter that breaks down changes in federal immigration policy.
Already, the president’s allies in Congress are pushing the argument that the skyrocketing unemployment rate is a reason to terminate immigration altogether.
There are calls to exclude people without legal status to be excluded. Rand Paul says “taxpayer money shouldn’t go to non-people.” Steven Mnuchin stresses it's for “Americans.”
The abrupt reversal ends the office’s argument against a state law intended to protect minor drug offenders who agreed to pretrial diversion program from deportation.