Immigration reform 2015: Obama executive order in danger of being thrown in the dustbin, crisis loomsÂ
How many roadblocks and tests President barrack Obama will face before he is able to implement his immigration reform in the US? Many people have become so much disenchanted with the whole issue that they claim that it will never be implemented in the country. They also attack Republicans for being completely out of touch with the reality and attacking immigration reform without giving a thought to peopleâ€™s misery who are suffering due to their antics.
President Obamaâ€™s executive order that was expected to support some five million people suffered a massive jolt when an appeals court denied on Tuesday the US government’s motion to lift an injunction imposed by a Texas judge.
The US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that ruled 2-1 against the Obama administrationâ€™s appeal while delivering its judgment said â€œthe motion to stay the preliminary injunction or narrow its scope pending appeal is denied.â€
As many as 26 Republican ruled state had gone to the court against the Federal Government protesting against the implementation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that could provide temporary relief from deportation to about 5 million undocumented immigrants in the US. After hearing the case, a Texas court issued an injunction against the immigration executive actions in February this eyar.
It is needless to say that the ruling has shocked not just President Obama but also 12 million undocumented immigrants who were hoping to get relief. Following the ruling, the White House attacked the ruling and White House spokesman Brandi Hoffline said President Obama’s actions were “squarely within the bounds of his authority,” according to Reuters. â€œToday, two judges of the Fifth Circuit chose to misinterpret the facts and the law in denying the government’s request for a stay. As the powerful dissent from Judge Higginson recognizes, President Obama’s immigration executive actions are fully consistent with the lawâ€, she went on to add.
The court while delivering its judgment said, â€œA stay would enable DAPA beneficiaries to apply for driver’s licenses and other benefits, and it would be difficult for the states to retract those benefits or recoup their costs even if they won on the meritsâ€.
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