On April 18, 2016, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in a major immigration suit, United States v. Texas.
Supreme Court argument has taken place in United States v. Texas, a high-stakes, hotly contested case on the Administration’s executive programs that deferred possible deportation of millions of undocumented individuals.
This week, the US Supreme Court agreed to hear the challenge to President Obama’s Immigration Executive Action regarding the exercise “prosecutorial discretion” for certain undocumented parents of US citizen children.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed today to hear a case challenging President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration.
Immigration is already a major issue in this year’s presidential race, as candidates from both parties try to score political points out of the presence of roughly eleven million undocumented immigrants in the country and the effects such a number has on issues such as health care, education, traffic safety, national security, and the economy.
Though the latest Affordable Care Act challenge didn’t make the cut, Obama’s immigration reform actions will officially be heard by the Supreme Court this term. And now, the timeline may have a more broad effect than ever.
On Tuesday, December 1, the U.S. Supreme Court handed the Obama administration a “small procedural vactory” and refused the request of Texas and other states for a 30-day extension to file briefs in support of the lawsuit blocking the Obama administration’s immigration executive action on DACA and DAPA.
Supreme Court Asked to Review Fifth Circuit Decision Shutting Down President Obama’s Immigration Plan
On November 20, 2015, attorneys for the Obama administration appealed a November 9, 2015 decision from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals which upheld an injunction against the implementation of President Obama’s executive immigration policy known as the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program, or DAPA.
On November 9, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued their 124 page decision upholding a nation-wide injunction of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program (“DAPA”).
Almost one year ago President Obama announced a new immigration plan that would change the lives of 4 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. Today they’re still waiting—and it looks like it could be a while.