Opinion

It's Time to Exert Executive Power Over Deportations

A decade of virtual stalemate debate has brought the president dangerously close to the milestone of 2 million deportations. It's time for a new strategy.

HOMESTEAD, FL - MAY 11: Elena Marquez (L) holds a sign reading 'it's in your hands Mr. President' as she and others participate in a rally calling on the President Barack Obama to immediately suspend deportations and for Congress to pass an immigration reform that's inclusive of all 11 million undocumented people in the U.S. on May 11, 2013 in Homestead, Florida. The rally is part of what is being called a rolling fast in different places throughout the nation over the course of the next two months to bring what organizers say is a moral, prophetic voice to the immigration debate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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