Immigration Headlines – Apr 18, 2016

What Is At Stake in the Supreme Court Decision on Amnesty

“The nation’s highest court will hear arguments today in the case of the United States v. Texas. Texas — along with a number of other states — is challenging President Obama’s effort to, among other things, allow millions of undocumented immigrants to remain in the country. A lower court blocked the action, which was announced in 2014, so the programs have not taken effect and their future remains in limbo as the Supreme Court hears the case,” ABCNews says.

State Dept. Picks Up Pace on Syrian Refugees

“The State Department is hoping to bring an average of nearly 1,500 Syrian refugees to the United States per month in order to meet President Obama’s target of settling 10,000 refugees in the country by September. About 1,300 refugees have already been placed in the United States since Obama first made the commitment in September,” The Hill wrote.

Another Border Tunnel Found

“During a routine patrol on Thursday morning, an El Centro Border Patrol agent discovered a tunnel spanning the U.S.-Mexico southern border. This discovery marks the third cross-border tunnel discovered in the past year, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The agent made the discovery around 11:30 a.m. after noticing a “depression in the soil along the banks of the All-American Canal.” As the agent approached, the soil gave way, exposing the 18-inch tunnel entrance,” Breitbart News says.

Court Arguments Cover Legal Reasoning Behind Obama Amnesty

“Hundreds of demonstrators gathered Monday outside the U.S. Supreme Court chanting “Yes We Can,” while inside the court justices considered a key phrase that could decide a landmark case debating the legality of President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration,” VOA News reported.

“The court appeared to be divided over the meaning of the phrase “lawful presence” in Obama’s 2014 executive order deferring deportations for some undocumented immigrants and whether it effectively created a new immigration law.”

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  1. Executive Amnesty

    Makes as much sense as electing primary party candidates using “rigged” super delegates or states that choose candidates without a populist election. The Dem/Rep establishments remind me of the “rigged” Venezuela elections under Chavez…..BTW, last I heard we incorporated the same voting machine designs as Venezuela too.

    Our country omits the Populist Needs and calls it “the rules”….LOL….and what can candidates like Bernie or Trump do about it? Very little, except shine a light on the corruptions. The Parties hate both these candidates.

  2. avatar Leland says:

    An attorney for the administration said the term “lawful presence” could be removed from the executive orders without changing their meanings. Of course it can be removed, because this administration simply makes it up on the fly.

    He spent how many years saying he didn’t have the authority to do what he ended up doing? And when he did issue the executive orders, wasn’t his reasoning that Congress “won’t act”? Where in the Constitution is there ANY support for the president doing something because Congress won’t act?

    He’s not the king, he’s not the dictator. He’s making up law as he goes along. And when he was challenged by a protestor after his executive order, he told the guy “I changed the law”. Freudian slip much? If the Supreme Court can’t stop this, we might as well tear up the constitution.