Is Any Immigration Reform Possible in This Political Climate?

Donald Trump recently laid out a hardline immigration plan and promised to achieve it in “a matter of months” after taking office. In reality, immigration reform has been halting and stymied, with no major reforms passed in decades. Multiple bills have failed to make it through Congress, and the courts have blocked President Obama’s executive actions to shield as many as five million unauthorized immigrants from deportation and allow them to work.

With congressional and executive actions stalled, what immigration reform can be accomplished in the U.S.?


Community Support Can Help Integrate Immigrants

Roberto G. Gonzales, author, "Lives in Limbo"

Incorporate Immigration Studies into High School Curriculum

Dan-el Padilla Peralta, author, "Undocumented"

Stop Deporting Immigrants for Minor Offenses

Daniel Kanstroom, founder, Boston College Immigration and Asylum clinic

Pro-Immigration Initiatives Can Happen at the State Level

Karthick Ramakrishnan, co-author, "The New Immigration Federalism"

Executive Power Can Still Affect Immigration Enforcement

Gordon Hanson, professor, international economic relations

Not All Immigrants Are From South of the Border

Esther Yoona Cho, Ph.D. candidate, Berkeley

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