- Leon Fresco: Administration has an opportunity to unite Republican, Democrats around comprehensive immigration reform
- Republicans can win on the enforcement front and Democrats can secure amnesty for illegal immigrants currently living in the US
Leon Fresco was the head of the US Department of Justice's Office of Immigration Litigation under President Barack Obama from 2014-2016 and one of the key Senate staff negotiators who drafted the immigration reform act of 2013. The opinions expressed are his own.
(CNN)After campaigning on a promise to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, White House officials now say that placing over 700,000 young people in immigration limbo is no longer a top priority. Instead, they will focus limited enforcement resources on criminals and national security threats.