How Biden Could Act on the Border, and Help Himself in November

The Senate killed the bipartisan proposal to curb illegal immigration, but as President Biden’s Republican critics have suggested, he can, on his own authority, take measures that will limit the number of undocumented workers crossing the border.

If given sufficient fanfare, these measures could help Mr. Biden and the Democrats in November. They are also well worth doing for their own sake.

Still, those measures alone aren’t sufficient to put in place a long-term structure to bring order to the border and our immigration system. To do that, Congress also will eventually have to act.

Mr. Biden has authority to act under

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