Supreme Court Shuts Down Obama's New Immigration Law
THE LARGEST crowd of demonstrators in years gathered outside the Supreme Court on April 18th over United States v Texas, a case in which 26 states are challenging Barack Obama’s executive orders to relieve 4.3m undocumented immigrants of the immediate threat of deportation.
The activist message was clear the justices should uphold president Obamas 2014 orders designed to prevent immigrant families from being torn apart.
Under the program known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), parents whose children have American citizenship or a green card would be eligible to apply for protection from deportation and authorization to work if they agree to background checks and can prove they’ve been in the country since 2010. An undocumented alien with deferred-action status would be able to work and pay taxes and would not live in fear of being separated from his children if, during a routine traffic stop, his unlawful presence were discovered.
So Immigrant-haters win. Millions of undocumented people continue to live in the shadows and in fear. Republicans continue to have their $5/hr nannies and lawnmowers.