Washington Post: Janet Napolitano Throws Support Behind Immigration Executive Action

The Washington Post reports that former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano is supporting executive action by President Obama to change immigration policy if Congress fails to pass a broad overhaul, citing what she calls her successful 2012 push to delay deportations of many younger immigrants (see: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). “If Congress refuses to act and perform its duties, then I think it’s appropriate for the executive to step in and use his authorities based on law . . . to take action in the immigration arena,’’ Napolitano, a lawyer and former U.S. attorney in Arizona, said in an exclusive interview.

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