Immigration

Jill Replogle / Fronteras

The U.S. Supreme Court also could not come to agreement on Thursday on President Obama’s controversial executive immigration order, meaning the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ previous decision rejecting the policy stands.

It is a major blow for Obama’s order. The immigration program, commonly called DAPA, or Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, had been blocked in February 2015 by Brownsville-based federal judge Andrew Hanen.

From Texas StandardData from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection show apprehensions of families and unaccompanied minors crossing the Texas-Mexico border has hit levels not seen since the 2014 border surge. There were more than 7,100 such cases in the Rio Grande sector last month alone.

Summer is the time we usually see spikes in illegal border crossings, so what does this mean for the coming season?


Ryan E. Poppe

Hillary Clinton made a stop in downtown Austin Friday for a campaign fundraiser.  And while the event was closed to the public, that didn’t stop dozens of immigrant rights activists from rallying in the streets in front of the “W” Hotel, hoping to gain a presence with the Democratic presidential front runner.

President Obama's controversial executive actions on immigration were challenged in the Supreme Court on Monday.

While it's impossible to glean how the court will ultimately decide the case, the eight justices seemed evenly split along ideological lines during oral arguments, leaving a real possibility of a 4-4 tie.

The fate of one of President Obama's controversial executive actions on immigration goes before the Supreme Court on Monday. The action would grant temporary, quasi-legal status and work permits to as many as 4 million parents who entered the U.S. illegally prior to 2010. The president's order applies only to parents of children who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents.

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