Immigration reform latest news: Obama executive order at the recieving end of Republicans
No one has any doubt about the pain and horror that long-term undocumented immigrants suffer in the United States. Despite years of efforts for giving legal status to around twelve million such people, President Barack Obama looks utterly ineffective in this regard.
Hundreds of thousands of people who should ideally be given legal status in the US are being deported from the US by Department of Home Security (DHS). This was only recently when they have been told to slow down as far as deportation is concerned. Now only immigrants with criminal background are being deported after the latest Obama administration directive.
Meanwhile reports suggest that hundreds of immigrant families demonstrated outside Kalamazoo County Courthouse Thursday ahead of a key federal court. More than 21 states have challenged President Barack Obamaâ€™s November 2014 executive order that keeps certain undocumented immigrant parents from being deported; impacting parents whoâ€™ve been in the U.S. for five years or more, and whose children are U.S. citizens.
Despite an overwhelming support for immigration reform Republicans have not allowed it to happen till now. Two years ago they blocked immigration reform bill and this year they went to court against Obama executive order and got an injunction. Meanwhile immigrant demonstrators and immigration advocates rallied for their families, protesting Fridayâ€™s lawsuit which seeks to repeal President Obamaâ€™s 2014 expansion for temporary deportation relief.
While talking about the reforms State Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) told the audience, â€œThe idea that we can divide families across borders, literally building fences to keep us apart when people are just advocating to keep us together is just absurdâ€.
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