Thousands rally for SCOTUS hearing on immigration relief programs

WASHINGTON, DC – Thousands of families and immigrant advocates gathered today in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. to show their support for President Obama’s immigration executive action.

The Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments on deferred action initiatives such as the DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans) and the expanded DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).

Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin introduced the DREAM Act 15 years ago.

Together with Republican Sen. Richard Lugar, Durbin sent a letter to Obama urging him to use his executive authority to create DAPA and DACA.

“I am proud that this president received that letter and exercised his authority,” said Durbin. “This morning before the highest court of USA, the legality of that decision will be argued. The president did the right thing.”

The case is being heard by an eight-member court where a 4-4 deadlock is possible since the ninth justice is still yet to be confirmed after Justice Antonin Scalia’s death in February.

In the case of a tie, Obama’s executive orders would remain blocked.

One of the questions expected to come up in the hearing is if Obama violated the Constitution by enforcing these executive actions.

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  • h
    18 April 2016 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    Look at this idiots of thousands that rally for “SCOTU.” Look at this thousands of families in front of the US Supreme court in Washington, D.C. They should be shame they broke the law that our brother had fight in wars for America. Get all of them out of our country America now. 4 million or 11 million of them out of America now.

  • Santiago Del Mundo
    18 April 2016 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    These are the kind of voters democrats are longing for….

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