The New York Times has called for President Obama to use his powers as President to fix some of the most pressing problems in the immigration system. Among the issues that President Obama could address are the following:
- End the “Secure Communities” program, which many law enforcement officials have criticized. The program was aimed at removing dangerous criminals from the United States, but appears to be used instead to remove many who have clean records.
- Grant relief from deportation for those individuals who would qualify under the DREAM Act.
- Allow immediate relatives of U.S. Citizens to become lawful permanent residents without having to leave the United States.
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