Since last weekend, when the world was stunned by the violent terrorist attacks in Paris, more and more U.S. governors have openly opposed allowing refugees from Syria to settle in their states.
On Monday, a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld an injunction granted by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen on February 16 that blocked a series of President Obama’s executive actions to grant amnesty to four million illegal aliens. By Tuesday, the Justice Department announced that it will take the case to the Supreme Court.
In a split, two-to-one decision on November 9, a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans, upheld U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen’s February 16 injunction that blocked President Obama’s executive action to grant amnesty to four million illegal aliens.
United We Stay, a pro-amnesty group comprised of first-generation Americans, immigrants, and activists has released a proposed “Bill of Rights” for illegal immigrants that makes multiple demands, including stopping arrests and deportations of all “law-abiding undocumented Americans.” With immigration remaining at the forefront of the political debate for 2016 presidential hopefuls, United We Stay is hopeful that the list will serve as a foundation for possible immigration reform. But the “Bill of Rights” is sure to receive backlash from those opposed to illegal immigration and amnesty.