Today, the immigration debate continues to be counterproductive enough that, even after a $38 billion “border surge” of military-style security added to the Senate bill, legislation still faces an uphill battle. Many see an opportunity for the House GOP to lead on immigration. However, if the House cannot seize the opportunity, the president has once again a window to halt deportations and bring some order to an outdated immigration system. This month marked the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects DREAMers — undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children — from deportation and provides work authorization to pay taxes.
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