All Points: Effective U.S immigration policy or not?

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The influx of unaccompanied minors to the Texas border continues. While the humanitarian crisis requires immediate attention, it also magnifies the need for comprehensive and long-term immigration reform. President Barack Obama has said he plans to bypass Congress and take executive action to address the strained immigration system, but policy details are forthcoming. Given the limits on executive powers — and considering the complex economic, security and legal issues involved — what can the president actually propose that might work?

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