Can Republicans block DAPA and DACA?

We're hearing a lot about lawsuits challenges to DAPA. Can Republicans block the President's immigration action?


Republicans will likely do everything they can to end DAPA but I believe the President actions will stay in place. The best way to help ensure that DAPA is around for years to come is to get as many eligible people as possible to sign up. There is always safety in numbers. And despite Republican assertions that executive action on immigration from President Obama would represent an unconstitutional power grab, two new analyses show this assertion is wildly mistaken. A report from the American Immigration Council, “Executive Grants of Temporary Immigration Relief, 1956-Present,” offers an historical breakdown of the pervasive use of executive action by presidents of both parties, noting that President Obama would follow in “a long line of presidents who relied on their executive branch authority to address immigration challenges” if and when he delivers on executive action. Philip Wolgin of the Center for American Progress adds additional context, noting that every single president since Dwight Eisenhower has taken executive action on immigration issues – on 39 different occasions over the past 60 years.

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