Supreme Court Just Hands Obama A Big Victory On Immigration
Think Progress | Dec 1, 2015
After a run of extraordinarily bad luck, the Obama administration — and the nearly 5 million immigrants who hope to benefit from new immigration policies blocked by a lower court’s order — finally caught a break in the Supreme Court.
To explain, last February a federal trial judge with a history of advocacy on behalf of harsher immigration policies halted policy changes President Obama announced last fall that would permit millions of undocumented immigrants to temporarily remain in the country and work openly. Moreover, while the Justice Department made two attempts to convince a federal appeals court to reinstate the programs, both appeals court cases were heard by two especially conservative judges. As a result, the policies have remained in limbo for months.