If signed, the executive action would put green-card holders in danger of deportation and could burden state and local agencies.
More than half the states have passed laws to protect victims, but the laws aren’t always enforced and often produce new challenges.
It’s become a rare, bipartisan issue. But if the president's campaign rhetoric is any indication, the window of opportunity for change may have closed.
The Justice Department has sued several municipalities for blocking mosques and Islamic schools from being built. But the future of those lawsuits under a Trump administration is unclear.