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. […]

Can Illegal Immigrants Be Legally Paid? – Hoffman Plastic Compounds, Inc. v. NLRB, 535 U.S. 137 (2002)

Can Illegal Immigrants Be Legally Paid? – Hoffman Plastic Compounds, Inc. v. NLRB, 535 U.S. 137 (2002)

This U.S. Supreme Court case is about employment and illegal immigration. In May 1988 Hoffman Plastic Compounds, Inc. (Hoffman) hired Jose Castro to operate mixing and cooking blending machines. At the time of hiring Castro showed documents authorizing him to work in the U.S. In January 1989 he took part in a union-organizing campaign at his employer’s production plant. As a result Castro along with other members of the campaign was fired. In January 1992, the National Labor Relations Board (the Board) found out that Hoffman fired Castro and three other employees in order “to get rid of union supporters” in violation of § 8 (a) (3) of the National […]