[lbo-talk] FW: Building Bridges: SCOTUS Derails Obama Immigration Plan; The Odessa Massacre; B&H Workers Demand Rights

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Sun Jun 26 17:22:34 PDT 2016

-----Original Message----- From: Ken Nash [mailto:buildingbridgesradio at gmail.com]

[snip] Supreme Court Deals Blow to Obama’s Immigration Plan — and to Hopes of ‘Dreamers’ with Alianza Americas’ Executive Director Oscar Chacón

The cloud the decision puts on immigrants’ long-term legal status could

throw more uncertainty into the job prospects of so-called Dreamers,

some students fear and it also makes them fear that their families could

be split apart.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s deadlock on Thursday in a key immigration case disappointed college students and other immigrant youth who had hoped for reassurance that their parents and siblings wouldn’t be deported. The decision upheld a lower court’s ruling to halt President Obama’s plans to extend protection from deportation to up to five million more people. While the decision won’t affect the status of students and others who were granted protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the Supreme Court’s impasse, will block plans, announced by President Obama in 2014, that would have expanded such protection to many of the students’ parents and siblings. The proposed program, known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, or DAPA, would have extended deportation protection to certain adult immigrants with a son or daughter who is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident. The president had also sought to expand the age range covered by the DACA program, allowing more people to remain in the United States legally. ************ [snip]

Andrew Jackson said of one of Justice Marshall's rulings that Marshall would have to enforce it himself. I have not the slightest idea what the ruling was or who was right. But it il lustrates the fact that Presidents have considerable lee-way in how they enforce the law. And presidents have continually been lax or rigorous in such enforcement.

If Obama wants to give non-documented migrants more freedom, there are ways he can easily do it.

In fact, the left demand of Open Borders is not difficult to implement if enough pressure were exerted: the government can be as lax in gurading the borders or catching unwanted aliens as it is in taxing the rich.


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