Obama Executive Order in Supreme Court

Obama Executive Order in Supreme Court

A year passed since Obama announced his Executive Order on Immigration of November 20, 2014, which aimed at legalizing nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants. With immigration reform stuck in Congress, Obama tried to avoid a deportation of over 11 million illegal immigrants considered to be in the United States. He also planned to legalize nearly 5 million undocumented aliens by allowing them to get a work permit and temporary relief. However, lower courts blocked the Obama plans. Texas and 25 other states sued the administration. The district court ruled that they had standing, i.e. the right to sue the federal government. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the decision. […]

Immigration Reform: Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration of Nov. 20, 2014

Immigration Reform: Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration of Nov. 20, 2014

On November 20, 2014 President Obama announced his Executive Order aimed at making some significant changes to the U.S. immigration law. The new Order, which is also known as Immigration Accountability Executive Action, will help to secure the U.S. borders, on the one hand, and legalize about 5 million undocumented immigrants, on the other hand. The major points of President Obama’s Executive Order are: Fighting Illegal Immigration at the Border: The administration will provide new resources at the U.S. borders to help law enforcement personnel to stop illegal crossings and send back those who crossed over. These actions should reduce the number of illegal immigrants coming to this country. Deporting […]