Immigration Reform 2015 latest news: On Obama executive order judges differ, how the case will move?
There doesnâ€™t seem to be any great news on immigration reform at the moment. President Barack Obamaâ€™s executive order in this regard had given great hope to millions of people, but once again it is facing serious test of nerves by the American judiciary. The case against the immigration executive order was taken to the court by 26 Republican ruled states that wanted the unilateral executive order stopped immediately.
The case is before the court and the court started hearing opening arguments in the case. It is needless to say that arguments were heated and peopleâ€™s plight made it all the more easier to present their deplorable condition. On April 17th, a 5th Circuit Court of Appeals panel started special hearing in the case where two of the three judges grilled lawyers on both sides to the case.
The hopes of as many as five million undocumented immigrants hang in balance. These were those people who were to benefit out of eleven million people who were originally expected to benefit from immigration reforms.
While talking about the hearing Judge, Jennifer Elrod said, â€œWe are looking at unlawful action which no one could challengeâ€. It is no secret that Jennifer Elrod is an appointee of President George W. Bush. A New York Times report suggested that it was admission that the Department of Justice arguments could be lead to legal protection for every undocumented immigrant to remain in the country.
In the meantime lawyers who were representing the State of Texas faced tough time from a judge appointed by Obama. The judge reportedly asked many tough questions and suggested that courts should not interfere in matters regarding federal agencies and their authority.
On the other hand Benjamin Mizer, the Justice Department’s principal deputy assistant attorney general termed the lawsuit unprecedented and uncalled for. He went on to emphasize the fact that federal government reserves the right to regulate immigration policy. â€œIf Texas is right, it could challenge an individual’s right to seek asylumâ€¦The states do not have standing in the downstream effects of a federal immigration policyâ€ said he.
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