Ep. 66 Executive Action December Update

  • SCOTUS granted a request that secures timely consideration for the Executive Action raising the likelihood the case will be heard in the spring and a decision by the end of June; just a few months before the Presidential election .
  • When the Executive Action changes was announced last year, several states filed an injunction against DAPA and has since then been stopped.
  • Twenty-six states are involved and Texas is the lead plaintiff.

Raw Transcript:

Jacob: Hello everybody and welcome to another episode of Ask an Immigration Lawyer. You ask, we answer. This is your host, Jacob Sapochnick.

I wanted to cover one quick topic today. This is something that was announced earlier this week, a couple of days ago. The US Supreme Court on Tuesday granted a request from the Federal Government that essentially secures timely consideration of President Obama’s Executive Action on immigration and raising the likelihood that the justices will hear the case in the spring and decided by the end of June when the current term ends. Continue reading

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Ep. 19 What does it mean that the President is going to end the secure communities program?

What does it mean that the President is going to end the secure communities program?

– The secure communities program gave police the power to control immigration

– Police can stop and question suspected illegal immigrants

– This sowed fear among undocumented immigrants

– Governors and mayors refused to cooperate with the federal government

– The Executive Action announced the creation of Priority Enforcement Program (PEP) which will focus on apprehending individuals who are actually convicted of crimes (criminals who are not supposed to be here)

Raw Transcript:

Introduction: You ask we answer your immigration questions. Simple. And now your host immigration lawyer Jacob Sapochnick.

Jacob: Hello everybody, welcome to another episode of Ask An Immigration Lawyer.

One of the questions that we got this week was, again, related to President Obama’s executive action announcement is what does it mean that the president is going to end the Secure Communities Program. Well, some of you that know what Security Communities Program that has been highly criticized. It was created several years ago with the purpose of giving the police and other agencies the power to control immigration. Continue reading

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Ep. 16 Why Can’t The President Just Give Permanent Legal Status?

Raw Transcript:

Introduction: You ask we answer your immigration questions. Simple. And now your host immigration lawyer Jacob Sapochnick.

Jacob: Thank you guys for joining me again on another quick episode of Ask An Immigration Lawyer. Questions, emails, messages on our Facebook page. It’s been great so far. Keep sending those questions. We try to answer them. Again, we’re focusing on our deferred action executive announcement by the President, few questions that came out to us. Continue reading

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