The Voting Rights Act celebrated its 50th anniversary on Thursday, and opponents of Texas' voter identification law are celebrating a court's decision to strike down the law. U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit struck down the Lone Star State's voter ID law, which Democrats have labeled as "discriminatory," but Republicans said the law was to halt voter fraud.
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.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans heard arguments about Texas' voter identification law, which the U.S. Department of Justice claimed suppresses minority voting.
The U.S. Department of Justice has officially filed an emergency motion to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals asking to overrule a decision temporarily blocking President Barack Obama's deferred action programs.
A Texas judge has temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's immigration executive actions, which affects his two deferred action programs: the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA).