By Gary Endelman and Cyrus Mehta Article II, Sec. 3 of the Constitution provides that the President “shall take Care that the laws be faithfully executed.” That being so, can President Obama grant deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) whose presence here represents a violation of US law? Professors Robert […]
The Ties That Bind: Can Family Unity Co-Exist with Maintenance of Lawful Permanent Resident Status?
By Gary Endelman and Cyrus D. Mehta While many covet lawful permanent resident (LPR) status in the US, popularly known as the green card, since it allows them to freely live and work in the US, it can also become a burden if one remains absent from the US, which […]
Dreaming In Arizona: Can Prosecutorial Discretion Co-Exist with Show Me Your Papers?
By Gary Endelman and Cyrus D. Mehta In our blog, From Madison to Morton: Can Prosecutorial Discretion Trump State Action In USA v. Arizona?, we speculated whether the federal government’s ability to decide not to remove certain non-citizens from the US would be its trump card in Arizona v. USA, […]
By Gary Endelman and Cyrus D. Mehta President Obama at last came through with a bold memorandum on June 15, 2012, executed by DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, granting deferred action to undocumented people. The Administration has always had authority to grant deferred action, which is a discretionary act not to […]