United States v. Texas
U.S. Supreme Court Reaches Split Decision
“This split decision upholds the rule of law and helps preserve the balance of power in the United States. It should stop the Obama lawless power grab."
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Related: Obama Admits He Won't Deport Illegal Aliens
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What's at stake?
Get the facts in this new video from FAIR.
In 2014, President Obama used executive action to grant a de facto amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. Through DAPA and expansion of the DACA program, up to 5 million illegal aliens could not only be protected from deportation, but also be authorized to live and work in the United States, and become eiligible for state-managed public benefits. In response to the president’s unconstitutional actions, 26 states across the country filed a lawsuit in order to prevent these amnesty plans from being executed.
In 2015, a district court judge sided with the state plaintiffs and issued an injunction that blocked the implementation of the executive amnesty; a decision that was later upheld by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Get up to speed with United States v. Texas: A Primer.
What You Can Do
If the Supreme Court gives President Obama this irrevocable power, Congress and the American people will be without recourse to stop a president’s admission of millions more people regardless of our laws. We will lose our national self-determination and be at the mercy of a lawless president.
Sign the petition. Let it be known that you agree that the Supreme Court should demand that the President enforce this nation’s immigration laws.
Write the U.S. Supreme Court Justices. Tell them that you want the court to uphold our constitutional principles and the rule of law by demanding that the President enforce this nation's immigration laws. Mail your letter to:
The Supreme Court of the United States
One First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20543
FAIR President Dan Stein on the most important case the Supreme Court will decide this year.
When the Supreme Court decides the U.S. v. Texas case, what is at stake is nothing less than the entire premise of more than a century of immigration policy: Namely, the legitimacy of laws that restrict immigration in order to protect the social, economic, and security interests of the American people. read the full article
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Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Executive Amnesty Case APRIL 19, 2016
Executive Amnesty Case Arguments Start Soon APRIL 5, 2016
Supreme Court to Hear Executive Amnesty Case JANUARY 19, 2016
Fifth Circuit Thwarts Obama's Amnesty Programs NOVEMBER 17, 2015
Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Obama's Executive Amnesty FEBRUARY 18, 2015
17 States File Suit to Challenge Executive Amnesty DECEMBER 9, 2014
President Obama's Immigration Orders Sweeping in Scope NOVEMBER 24, 2014