President Obama announced executive action about how the U.S. would enforce immigration law on November 20, 2014. Reactions were far-ranging, often contradictory. We asked a panel of 39 immigration policy experts to review 20 different statements about Obama’s executive action.
The Hoover Institution’s Conte Initiative on Immigration Reform conducts a quarterly survey of leading thinkers. Following President Obama’s recent announcement of executive action, we received responses from 39 experts, some of whom are quoted here.
President Obama announced executive action about how the U.S. would enforce immigration law on November 20, 2014, accompanied by multiple official memos from the Department of Homeland Security and other executive branch agencies responsible for enforcement.
Imagine the United States is an island with seven people on it, including you and me. Along comes a sailboat with an immigrant who joins the economy and, according to a popular myth, steals a job from one of us.
According to a legal theory I am about to sketch, the Supreme Court would let stand the subsidies that are being paid to people through the Federal health care exchange, in spite of the language in the law that says only state exchanges are entitled to pass on subsidies...
The death sentence could be swift and absolute: If Mayor Bill de Blasio gets his way, New York’s horse-drawn carriage industry, after more than 150 years of thriving existence, will cease to exist on May 31, 2016.