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  • Obama: ‘Enforcement Priorities Developed by My Administration Are Not Affected’ by SCOTUS Ruling

    06/23/2016 10:36:05 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 23, 2016 | Melanie Hunter
    ( – President Barack Obama said Thursday that despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s tie vote, which essentially blocks his immigration plan, the millions of illegal immigrants that he sought to make legal with his executive action will remain a low priority for deportation by his administration. “Enforcement priorities developed by my administration are not affected by this ruling. This means that the people who might have benefited from the expanded deferred action policies – long-term residents raising children who are Americans or legal residents – they will remain low priorities for enforcement. As long as you have not committed a...
  • Supreme Court blocks Obama immigration plan

    06/23/2016 9:08:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Fox ^ | June 23, 2016
    The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Obama’s immigration executive actions, in a tie decision that delivers a win to states challenging his plan to give a deportation reprieve to millions of illegal immigrants. The justices' one-sentence opinion on Thursday marks a major setback for the administration, effectively killing the plan for the duration of Obama's presidency. The judgment could have significant political and legal consequences in a presidential election year highlighted by competing rhetoric over immigration. As the ruling was announced from the bench, pro-immigration activists filled the sidewalk in front of the court, some crying as the ruling...
  • Supreme Court Tie Deals Blow to Obama's Immigration Order

    06/23/2016 8:31:32 AM PDT · by askrenr · 31 replies
    The Texas Trubine ^ | June 23, 2016 | Julián Aguilar
    Dealing a major blow to President Obama’s controversial executive immigration order, the U.S. Supreme Court announced Thursday it had failed to produce a majority opinion on the policy — meaning that the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals’ November 2015 decision rejecting the policy stands. The program had been blocked in February 2015 by a Brownsville-based federal judge, Andrew Hanen, days before it was scheduled to begin. In a one-sentence opinion, the Supreme Court declared, "The judgment is affirmed by an equally divided Court." The ruling was immediately hailed by conservatives across the country.
  • Supreme Court Decision: Blocks Obama's Immigration Plan

    06/23/2016 7:41:15 AM PDT · by georgiegirl · 135 replies
    Fox Business | 6/23/16 | Fox Business
    Breaking news by Stu Varney. Supreme Court was tied 4 to 4, so the lower court decision stands against Obama's Immigration plan.
  • Executive Action on Immigration News: SCOTUS Sets April Hearing Date

    03/11/2016 8:37:16 AM PST · by Elderberry · 6 replies
    The first oral arguments in U.S. versus Texas (Case No. 15-674), the controversial case surrounding the executive action on immigration, will be presented before the Supreme Court of the U.S. (SCOTUS) on Monday, April 18th, according to the high court. During the hearing, SCOTUS will reportedly hear arguments regarding whether: President Barack Obama overstepped his authority in issuing the executive action in November 2014. Individual states, like Texas, have the standing to challenge the executive action (in light of the subsidies these states would be required to provide if the executive action goes into effect). While the President is backed...
  • Supreme Court bombshell: Does Obama’s immigration guidance violate the Take Care Clause?

    01/20/2016 7:32:28 AM PST · by yoe · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 19, 2016 | David Bernstein
    In the process of granting review of the decision, by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, invalidating the Obama administration’s immigration guidance granting de facto (albeit revocable) legal status to hundreds of thousands of undocumented residents of the United States, the Supreme Court unleashed a bombshell. Without any explicit request from the parties, the court (added the following question for review): “Whether the Guidance violates the Take Care Clause of the Constitution, Art. II, §3.” This is a stunning development. The clause states that “[The President] shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” This is...
  • BREAKING: Supreme Court to rule on Obama immigration orders

    01/19/2016 6:37:18 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 98 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/19/2016 | Josh Gerstein
    The Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will take up a case challenging the legality of President Barack Obama's executive actions aimed at granting quasi-legal status and work permits to up to five million people who entered the U.S. illegally as children or who have children who are American citizens. The high court's widely-expected move gives Obama a chance to revive a key legacy item that has been in limbo for nearly a year, since a federal judge in Texas issued an order halting immigration moves the president announced just after the 2014 midterm elections.
  • Arizona v. United States--- Scalia's Dissenting Bench Statement

    06/25/2012 11:01:20 AM PDT · by thouworm · 66 replies
    Justice Antonin Scalia ^ | June 25, 2012 | Justice Antonin Scalia
    June 25, 2012 Justice Antonin Scalia Bench Statement Rich food for thought in Justice Scalia's dissenting Bench Statement. I have taken liberty to change paragraphing for easier reading (but note Scalia's use of italics). Scalia's last two paragraphs below. Full Bench Statement follows. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Arizona bears the brunt of the country’s illegal immigration problem. Its citizens feel themselves under siege by large numbers of illegal immigrants who invade their property, strain their social services, and even place their lives in jeopardy. Federal officials have been unable to remedy the problem, and indeed have recently shown that they are simply unwilling...
  • Court strikes down most of Arizona immigration law, but leaves key provision in place (1070)

    06/25/2012 7:26:29 AM PDT · by pabianice · 350 replies
    SCOTUS strikes-down 3 of 4 S1170 provisions; says immigration is under federal control. One section -- allowing police to check immigration status after legal stopes -- sent back to 9th District Court for review.