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Executive Action on Immigration

President Obama laid out his plan to use executive authority to improve parts of the U.S. immigration system. Here's what you need to know.

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Your donation can help us continue to shape the road ahead by infusing the immigration debate with facts that inspire action.

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Practice Advisories

The Legal Action Center's Practice Advisories provide in depth discussion and analysis of select substantive and procedural issues in immigration law.

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Impact of Deportations

View our resources on the economic and humanitarian impact of deportations.

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Immigrant Entrepreneurs, Innovation, and Welcoming Initiatives by State

Browse our state fact sheets on the impact of immigrant entrepreneurs and state Welcoming Initiatives.

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Education

Much has been made of the president’s use of executive action in order to carry out the nation’s laws. It is a vague term that puzzles many in the media and raises large questions. Is it legal? Is...

Learn and discuss the myths and facts surrounding the first Thanksgiving and the first immigrants by engaging students in a...

Educators, community organizers and civic leaders interested in engaging your community with service learning projects? Find local organizations committed to immigrant rights, integration and...

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Law

After President Obama’s announcement of a series of reforms modifying immigration policy, DHS Secretary Johnson issued agency-wide memoranda...

Patrick Taurel, Legal Fellow at the American Immigration Council, was recently quoted in the Washington Post article "...

Washington D.C. - Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced plans to close the detention facility in Artesia, New Mexico, where it detains mothers and children. ...

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Policy

On November 20 and 21, 2014, President Barack Obama announced a series of administrative reforms of immigration policy, collectively referred to as the Immigration Accountability Executive Action...

From 1987 to 1990, Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush, Sr. used their executive authority to protect from deportation a group that Congress left out of its 1986 immigration reform...

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