Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Supreme Court will hear case on Obama's Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), immigration case

The Obama administration has been maligned for recent step-up of ICE or INS raids for Central American immigrants.

But it will also have to (and have its desired opportunity to) defend its program DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans) and maybe later even DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), because the Supreme Court has agreed to review a injunction against the plan in Texas, later upheld by the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans (PDF for ruling ). Fusion has  brief story

Obama had issued an executive order allowing many undocumented parents of children born in the US to remain in the country, postponing deportation actions.  Of course, this practice forms the basis to the idea that “birthright citizenship”, provided by the 14th Amendment, should be repealed. In practice, it provides a practical example why the ability to have children is actually a survival skill for some people.

Robert Barnes and Juliet Eilperin have a detailed story in the Wednesday Washington Post.

The New York Times has an editorial Jan. 19, “The Supreme Court, the Nativists and Immigrants”   I have an account here of a Cato session in immigration Jan. 6.

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