Immigration

Shelby Knowles / The Texas Tribune

As he prepares to make his fifth trip to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court in perhaps his most high-profile case to date, Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller is confident he and his team will prevail and stop President Obama's immigration plan from taking effect.

Ryan E. Poppe

The Mexican government is encouraging those who are eligible to become dual US-Mexican citizens. Mexico believes the effort will benefit both countries.

From Texas Standard:

House Bill 11, passed during the 2015 legislative session, is a sweeping law pitched as part of a broader $800 million border security effort. It expands the border presence of the Texas National Guard, green-lights hiring more troopers, and mandates an intelligence center to analyze crime data at the border.

One of the law’s other provisions has recently drawn a lawsuit that's just now making headlines. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, better known as MALDEF, has filed suit against Texas over what's called the “immigrant harboring” provision. They argue that it's unconstitutional under federal law.

 


Virginia Alvino / Texas Public Radio News

Immigration advocates say a Texas law penalizing people who shelter undocumented immigrants  is unconstitutional. The lawsuit was filed this week.

Ryan E. Poppe

 The U.S. Supreme Court this morning has agreed to hear arguments in a Texas-led lawsuit challenging President Obama’s executive action that aimed to expand “deferred action” on immigration.   In response to the high court’s decision to hear merits of the case, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said, “In deciding to hear this case, the Supreme Court recognizes the importance of the separation of powers.

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