Executive Action on Immigration: Six Ways to Make the System Work Better
While sweeping reform to fix a US immigration system widely acknowledged as broken has taken a backseat politically, opportunities exist within the executive branch to improve the ways in which the nation's existing immigration laws and policies are administered.
Among the report's recommendations: establishing uniform enforcement priorities and defining what constitutes effective border control, strengthening immigrant integration policy creation and implementation, allowing applicants for immigrant visas to file in the USA, and making use of prosecutorial discretion in removal proceeding filings.
Kerwin, D. M., Meissner, D., and McHugh, M. (2011). Executive Action on Immigration: Six Ways to Make the System Work Better. Washington, DC: Migration Policy Institute.