Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Supreme Court appears split 4-4 on limiting Obama's power to hold deportations on undocumented immigrants who have kids born in the US, the "14th Amendment problem"


On Monday, April 18, 2016 (yes, this year’s 1040 Income Tax day), the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in United States v. Texas.  The state has challenged President Obama’s executive order that would allow non-criminal undocumented people who have children born in the US to remain in the US without deportation.

One member of the court asked if Congress had appropriated enough money to deport all illegals even if the president did not try to protect those with kids.

Last fall, some presidential candidates wanted to revoke a 14th Amendment interpretation which makes children of undocumented aliens born in the IS citizens of the US.

Most observers think the court will stay 4-4 on the issue, leaving standing a Fifth Circuit ruling that would nullify Obama’s order.



There is a problem with the idea that if you come to the country and deliberately have children, you can stay.  (That “cheats” the childless.)

CNN’s story by Ariane de Vogue is here and includes a PDF embed of the oral arguments.
 
In another development, Canada won’t allow US citizens to visit for “legal” suicide.

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