This Blog is taken from Five Things the Republican Congress Must Do in 2015.

Rep Congress Week 2Stein: Congress Must Respond to ‘Deferred Action’ Program: The policy, known as deferred action, aims to implement without legal authority the amnesty-like provisions of the DREAM Act — a proposal that was rejected by Congress as recently as December 2010. In doing so, the administration is essentially nullifying a wide range of criminal and civil sanctions directed in law. Read more…

Obama’s “Parole in Place” is a Place to Bury the Law: The Obama Administration continued its collision course with our constitutional separation of powers doctrine, once again unleashing policy memos announcing vast new illegally — expanded “parole” powers and discretion that will allow millions of illegal aliens to stay in the country indefinitely. Read more…

Temporary Protected Status (2015): Temporary Protected Status (TPS) was enacted in 1990 to apply to non-resident foreigners wishing to avoid returning to their homeland because of civil strife or effects of a natural disaster of “extraordinary and temporary conditions.”….Not only did TPS spare illegal aliens from deportation, it provided them a quasi-legal status in the country and gave them work permits so that they could legally work. Read more…

History of U.S. Immigration Laws: Refugees and Refugee Act of 1980 – The term refugee is now defined by the Immigration and Nationality Act as a person who is unwilling or unable to return to his country of nationality or habitual residence because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. Read more…

Guide to Obama’s Next Move and What We All Can Do: Since 2008, the president has dismantled most interior enforcement and extended benefits to illegal aliens by use of policy memos, stays of removals, prosecutorial discretion, deferred action, parole-in-place and executive actions that have enabled him to bypass Congress and circumvent the rule of law. Few of these mechanisms have a statutory basis and all are generally restricted for limited, rare, exceptional, and temporary actions in individual cases. But DHS, under the direction of the president, has applied each of these to broad classes of illegal aliens to make sure they avoid deportation. Read more…