The largest immigration controversies over the last decade have involved policies produced by the president. Critics of this state of affairs across the political spectrum argue that Congress ought to dictate who may come to the United States and who will be forced to leave.
In a groundbreaking new book, The President and Immigration Law, Adam Cox and Cristina M. Rodriguez show how, over the course of two centuries, the president became the US immigration policymaker-in-chief. They examine how the Executive’s ordinary power to decide when to enforce the law, and against whom, has become an extraordinarily powerful vehicle for making immigration policy. Finally, they offer a blueprint for reform that accepts the role of the president in shaping the national community, while outlining strategies to curb the abuse of law enforcement in immigration and beyond.
Please join the Center for Migration Studies (CMS) for an interactive, virtual event on the need to rethink the role of the president in US immigration policymaking.
Donald Kerwin, Executive Director, Center for Migration Studies
Authors and Presenters:
Cristina M. Rodriguez, Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Adam B. Cox, Robert A. Kindler Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
Roberto Suro, Professor of Journalism and Policy, University of Southern California
Lucas Guttentag, Founder and Former Director, ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, Lecturer and Professor from Practice, Yale Law School and Stanford Law School
Michele Waslin, PhD, Program Coordinator, Institute for Immigration Research (IIR), George Mason University