Though the Supreme Court’s decisions regarding same-sex marriage
and the Affordable Car Act were good news to President Obama, on Monday,
he received bad news regarding his
immigration initiatives that have been delayed in federal court.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals made an announcement, revealing the
identities of the three-judge panel that will be hearing the case next
week. Two of the judges are the same conservative appointees who were
unwilling to unblock Obama’s programs in May.
Though this court is very conservative, the Obama administration was hoping
that more friendly judges would oversee the case, however, their hopes
have now been dashed.
In May, Justice Department lawyers requested that the appeals court allow
Obama’s highly controversial immigration actions go into effect
pending the appeal; the appeals court denied their request.
The refusal to unblock the programs was a victory for 26 states, with Texas
in the lead, who challenged the Obama administration’s actions,
which were blocked by a Texas District Court judge in February.
What does the May decision mean to undocumented immigrants? It means that
while the issue is being appealed in the courts, undocumented immigrants
are not able to apply for programs that protect them from the threat of
The two programs at issue are the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans
and Lawful Permanent Residents and the expansion of the 2012 Deferred
Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows teenagers and young
adults who were born abroad but raised in the U.S., to apply for employment
authorizations and to be protected from deportation.
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