Immigration reform news 2015: Obama will not move to Supreme Court against executive order ruling
President Barack Obamaâ€™s dream project of immigration reform has hit a roadblock that many experts have claimed may not be removed easily. For now the White House has said that it will not be appealing against the appellant court order in the Supreme Court.
Making the decision of the Obama administration amply clear the US Justice Department has finally issued statement saying that they didnâ€™t want to go to the Supreme Court at the moment.
The administration has come out with the decision to not seek succor from the Supreme Court following the ruling of the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals. The court actually voted 2-1 in favor of 26 states challenging Obama’s executive action on immigration. The 26 Republican ruled states had gone to the court in February earlier this year against Obamaâ€™s executive order that would have given long-term relief to as many as five million undocumented immigrants.
The Republican ruled stated who had ganged up against Obamaâ€™s executive order told the court that by allowing millions of illegal migrants to settle in the US it will be a danger to the US economy. But despite their court successes against immigration reform there are reasons to believe that Republicans are fearful of its electoral implications in the next yearâ€™s presidential elections.
In the meantime White House has reportedly decided to file its appeal to the 5th Circuit in July. While talking about the Obama Administrationâ€™s slow response to the appellate court ruling an official said that Obama actually does not want to add to the confusion surrounding the status of his immigration program by seeking a Supreme Court stay at this time. But he went on to add that the administration may move Supreme Court after the 5th Circuit rules on its appeal.
President Obamaâ€™s much appreciated Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) could have given relief for many years to around 5 million undocumented immigrants who wouldnâ€™t be fearful of being deported from the US.
There is no denying the fact that the courtâ€™s ruling was shock for White House. White House spokesman Brandi Hoffline said, 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€.
On the other hand, while giving its verdict the court said that the suing states â€œhave shown that issuance of the stay will substantially injure’ themâ€ and went on to add that 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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