November 24, 2014
[Note: This is the second item analyzing the pieces of executive action authorized by the president.]
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary issued a series of memoranda outlining the various facets of the programs and policies which would constitute, in total, “executive action” relating to immigration matters, following direction and approval from the president, who announced them in a nationwide speech the evening of November 20.
The memoranda cover ten key areas in which executive action is being taken. Some of the subject areas that are outlined consist of more than one memorandum. In a prior blog, I examined the secretary’s memorandum relating to the first piece of executive action: “Strengthen Border Security.” This blog focuses on the second piece, “Revise Removal Priorities”. Read more...