Why Obama’s defeat on immigration matters for millions of people

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Why Obama’s defeat on immigration matters for millions of people

"A federal appellate court has delayed once again the Obama administration's controversial plans to grant some undocumented immigrants a reprieve from deportation. There is now a chance that the Supreme Court will consider the dispute sometime next year. In the meantime, some 4 million people living here illegally who had hoped for at least a temporary guarantee that they would be allowed to stay are still waiting. The decision issued the U.S. Court of Appeals by the 5th Circuit Monday was expected. It's not a final ruling on the case itself. Rather, the court held that while the case is still being decided, the administration couldn't carry out its plans. That decision extended the delay already ordered by a lower court earlier this year. Both courts also had doubts about the administration's legal theory."

 

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  • Ehrenfreund, Max. "Why Obama’s defeat on immigration matters for millions of people", Washington Post, November 10, 2015.
  • Green card
  • Illegal immigrant
  • Immigration policies
  • Immigration policy
  • Migration management
  • Permanent residency
  • Population management
  • US Supreme Court