President Barack Obama's November 2014 immigration executive actions, which expanded his deferred action programs, are still questioned by courts, and his administration narrowly missed contempt charges for helping undocumented immigrants.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson has asked to be excused from an immigration court hearing. Ahead of the Aug. 19 court hearing, a motion was filed on his behalf as Judge Andrew Hanen of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas' Brownsville Division ordered his appearance and explain why he should not be in contempt of court.
From the Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Regional Headquarters in Houston, Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a "comprehensive" border security legislation, which will include the hires of 250 additional border troops.
Texas has received more attention during the immigration reform debate. The Lone Star State encountered an influx of undocumented immigrant minors last summer, and its current governor and attorney general has been leading the efforts to halt the implementation of President Barack Obama’s deferred action programs. U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, during an address on the House of Representatives floor on June 3, made Texas his focus.
Following a setback by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to not lift a temporary injunction on President Barack Obama's 2014 immigration executive actions, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it will not execute an emergency appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Despite the legal setback in President Barack Obama's immigration executive actions, immigrant rights advocates have remained confident that millions of undocumented immigrants will soon apply for deferred action.
President Barack Obama and the U.S. Department of Justice encountered a setback in lifting the temporary injunction on his immigration executive actions, and Latino congressional lawmakers are disappointed with the "huge blow" delivered to the Latino community.
The Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program, created by President Barack Obama's immigration executive action in November 2014, could provide more than 20,000 new jobs, per year for the next decade.
Six months after President Barack Obama announced his latest immigration executive action, the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program's future remains unknown. To commemorate what would have been DAPA’s implementation date, Latino and immigrant rights are hosting events and rallies for the deferred action program that could result in a GDP increase of $164 billion by 2025.
The 11.4 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. provide billions of dollars for local, state and federal taxes, based on a new study. According to a non-profit organization, tax contributions by undocumented immigrants would increase if immigration reform policies were approved.
The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is set to hold a hearing on President Barack Obama's Nov. 20, 2014, immigration executive actions, and pro-immigration groups are set to make their voices heard.