Obama’s Immigration Reforms Stuck In Courts

President Barack Obama’s immigration reforms continue to be stuck in courts. After the Texas court stayed Mr Obama’s executive order promulgated in November 2014, the government’s effort to vacate the stay failed in the first week of April. Now all eyes are on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, where a large number of pro and anti immigration arguments are to be heard and also verify the validity of Texas Federal Judge Andrew Hanen’s injunction against the President’s executive action.

For the migrants, there is hope in the appeal court. Arguments have been reportedly sent to the court in advance of the court’s scheduled oral argument session that will begin on April 17 in New Orleans to determine if Hanen’s injunction should remain in place. Those opposing Mr Obama’s reform, including Republicans, claim that immigrants are bad for the U.S. economy. But, a recent study conducted by the Partnership for a New American Economy said in Wisconsin alone, immigrants are playing the role of a motivating force and are aiding job creation as immigrant entrepreneurs are making impact by starting more than 10,000 businesses. The report also highlighted the economic contribution of immigrants and said immigrant-owned businesses brought in nearly $600 millions in business income between 2006 and 2010.

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Author: UI