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?
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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

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

The Details

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Congress Has Repeatedly Limited Executive Discretion in Immigration Policy MAY 19, 2016

Administration to Supreme Court: Crossing Off Words Fixes Amnesty Case APRIL 26, 2016

Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Executive Amnesty Case APRIL 19, 2016

43 Republican Senators File Amicus Brief Opposing Obama's Executive Amnesty APRIL 12, 2016

Executive Amnesty Case Arguments Start Soon APRIL 5, 2016

Administration's High DACA Approval Rates May Impact Supreme Court Decision APRIL 5, 2016

House Votes To File Amicus Brief In Landmark Immigration Case MARCH 22, 2016

House Will File Supreme Court Brief in Executive Amnesty Case MARCH 8, 2016

Supreme Court to Hear Executive Amnesty Case JANUARY 19, 2016

Fifth Circuit Thwarts Obama's Amnesty Programs NOVEMBER 17, 2015

Judge Threatens Secretary Jeh Johnson with Contempt of Court for Violation of Injunction JULY 14, 2015

Judge Reprimands Administration Again for Still Defying Court Order JULY 8, 2015

Citing State Benefits for Illegal Aliens, Appeals Court Upholds Injunction on Executive Amnesty JUNE 2, 2015

113 Republicans Go to Court to Oppose Obama's Executive Amnesty MAY 19, 2015

DOJ Confesses to Judge DHS Violated Injunction with 2,000 Extended DACA Approvals MAY 12, 2015

Federal Judge Rebukes Administration; Maintains Hold on Executive Amnesty APRIL 14, 2015

Federal Judge May Impose Sanctions for Obama Administration Violating Injunction MARCH 24, 2015

Administration May Launch Executive Amnesty in Some States Despite Injunction MARCH 3, 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