The outcome underscores that the direction of U.
The states quickly went to court to block the Obama initiatives. We should be doing everything possible under the law to provide them relief from the specter of deportation. His executive actions have antagonized Republicans who accuse him of unlawfully taking actions by executive fiat that only Congress can perform.
The justices said they will consider undoing lower court orders that blocked the plan from taking effect in the midst of a presidential campaign that has already been dominated by the issue of immigration. The Senate had passed a broad immigration bill with Democratic and Republican support inbut the measure went nowhere in the GOP-controlled House of Representatives.
The lower courts decided that Texas does have the right, or standing, to sue because at leastpeople living in Texas would qualify for work permits and thus become eligible for driver licenses, the cost of which are subsidized by the state.
So far, the federal courts have sided with the states to keep the administration from issuing work permits and allowing the immigrants to begin receiving some federal benefits. Most of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants are Hispanics, coming from Mexico and other Latin American countries.
An earlier program that is not being challenged, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, shields immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton has pledged to go further than Obama to protect large groups of immigrants from deportation.
The nine justices will review a November ruling by the New Orleans-based 5th U. The case raises several legal issues, including whether states have legal standing to sue the U. The case could have repercussions beyond immigration because it would set a precedent for the circumstances under which states can sue the federal government over a range of executive actions.
The court in and rejected conservative challenges to his signature healthcare law. A man holds an envelope from the U. Texas quickly led a legal challenge to the program and has won every round in court so far. The most recent executive action came this month when he acted unilaterally to expand background checks for certain gun purchases.
People who would have benefited from the programs face no imminent threat of deportation because Congress has provided money to deal with only a small percentage of people who live in the country illegally, and the president retains ample discretion to decide whom to deport.
Republican candidate Donald Trump has proposed deporting all people who are living in the US illegallyan idea embraced by some Republican candidates and dismissed by others.
In either case, legal challenges to executive action under her administration would come to a court that would have a majority of Democratic-appointed justices and, in all likelihood, give efforts to help immigrants a friendlier reception.
A ruling is due by the end of June. That left eight justices to decide the case, and the court presumably split along liberal and conservative lines, although the court did not say how each justice voted. His order expanded on a program that provided similar relief for people who became illegal immigrants as children.
Circuit Court of Appeals also ruled for the states, and the Justice Department rushed an appeal to the high court so that it could be heard this term. Their lawsuit was heard by U. If Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, is elected, she could attempt to revive the programs or work with the new Congress on comprehensive immigration legislation.
Obama decided to move forward after Republicans won control of the Senate in the midterm elections, and the chances for an immigration overhaul, already remote, were further diminished. Aboutpeople were deported in the federal fiscal year that ended 30 September, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
A nine-justice court agreed to hear the case in January, but by the time of the arguments in late April, Justice Antonin Scalia had died. The White House also has shifted its enforcement actions to focus on criminals, those who pose a threat to national security or public safety, and recent border-crossers.
The case is not the first time Obama has asked the Supreme Court to rescue a major initiative. The immigration issue has driven a wedge between Hispanics, an increasingly important voting bloc, and Republicans, many of whom have offered tough words about illegal immigrants.
These families must be allowed to step out of the shadows and fully contribute to the country that they love and call home. The change means that people who are here illegally but who are not otherwise violating the law are less likely to face deportation. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, said courts have long recognized the limits to presidential authority.
More thanyoung immigrants have been granted permission under that program to live and work legally in the United States. The Supreme Court stands in Washington May 18, Jan 19, · The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to review President Obama’s plan to shield up to 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation, after lower courts blocked the president’s sweeping executive actions from taking effect.
Jun 23, · WASHINGTON (AP) – A tie vote by the Supreme Court is blocking President Barack Obama's immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation. The justices' one-sentence opinion on Thursday effectively kills the plan for the rest of Obama's presidency.
The US supreme court has agreed to an election-year review of Barack Obama’s executive order to allow up to 5 million immigrants living in the US illegally to “come. Watch video · Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered outside the Supreme Court as it considers whether President Obama's plan to protect 4million illegal immigrants from deportation is constitutional.
Texas. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday paved the way for a major ruling on the limits of presidential powers, agreeing to decide the legality of President Barack Obama’s unilateral action to shield more than 4 million illegal immigrants from deportation.
In latethe Obama administration unveiled a plan to grant unilateral amnesty to more than 4 million illegal immigrants residing in the United States, in addition to the more than 2 million illegal immigrants potentially excused under DACA.Download