The refusal by the current Congress to reinstate or codify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) shouldn’t be the end of the story, according to a paper in the Lewis & Clark Law Review.
Although Congress has the exclusive authority to create new paths to citizenship, the Executive Branch—if it wants to—also has “discretionary” power to make it easier for children of undocumented immigrants to obtain permanent residence and citizenship, wrote Susan Dussault, an adjunct professor at the Lewis & Clark Law School.
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