1. Will the President use his “Either Congress acts, or I will” line about immigration ?
The truth is that the President has exercised considerable executive discretion on immigration for 5 years, he is just doing so poorly. DACA is the one bright spot in an otherwise dismal record (notwithstanding very legitimate critiques about the fact that it bifurcated the undocumented community into “deserving”/ “undeserving,” criminal/non-criminal groups). More frequently, the President used his discretion to increase suffering rather than alleviate it (Eg, the “secure communities” deportation quota program—which was not mandated by law, but created through discretionary executive action–spread Arizonification nation-wide).