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CLIP: Supreme Court to Rule on Immigration Executive Orders

AIR DATE: Thursday, January 21, 2016

Tom Jawetz explained the Supreme Court's decision to rule on President Obama's Executive Orders on immigration.  He discussed the history and purpose of the executive action, the current controversy, and the Constitutional questions that will be before the Court.




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    Alan Gomez talked about a Texas federal judge’s decision to temporarily block President Obama’s executive action on immigration, which will give 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit to permanently stop the orders.
  • President Obama's Immigration Executive Action (Video - 40 min)
    Patrick Taurel talked about the implementation of President Obama’s executive order on immigration and the status of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) programs.


  • Tom Jawetz
    Vice President
    Center for American Progress->Immigration




KEYWORDS: Executive Orders, Immigration Policy, Attorney General, Legislative Branch, Executive Branch, Supreme Court, Separation of Powers, Checks and Balances